Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Ambulance Collision on I-64 in Bath County
Date of News Release: 04/29/2013
(Owingsville, KY) -- On Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:18 p.m., Kentucky State Police Morehead received multiple calls of an accident at the 126 mile marker on Interstate 64 in Bath County. An Elliott County ambulance was traveling eastbound operated by Emergency Medical Technician Kevin Smith, 22 of Morehead, when the ambulance lost control, striking a guardrail end cap. The ambulance continued to travel off the roadway striking a concrete culvert. The ambulance was on a non-emergency transport from Lexington, KY to Sandy Hook, KY. Emergency Medical Technician Dustin Howard, 20 of West Liberty, and patient Wandalene Smith, 62 of Sandy Hook were also traveling in the vehicle. All three occupants were taken to St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead, KY where both EMT's were treated and released. Wandalene Smith was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV with non life-threatening injuries and further testing. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.