Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Clay City Woman Killed in a Collision
Date of News Release: 03/01/2013
(Morehead, KY) -- On February 28, 2013 at 10:01 p.m. Kentucky State Police Morehead was contacted by Powell County dispatch in reference to a fatal traffic accident around the 900 block of KY 11 in Powell County. Martha Vivian, 79 of Clay City was operating a 1999 Ford Taurus on KY 11 when she lost control and traveled into a ditch. While standing next to her disabled vehicle, Mrs. Vivian was struck by a 1982 GMC pickup operated by Johnny Moore, 34 of Mt. Sterling. The impact caused fatal injuries to Mrs. Vivian. Mr. Moore was charged with Operating Motor Vehicle Under Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. Aggravating Circumstances 1st Offense and Murder. Mr. Moore is being held at the Powell County Detention Center. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.