Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Two Injured in a CMV Collision on I-64
Date of News Release: 05/11/2013
(Morehead, KY) -- On Saturday May 11, 2013 at 4:12 am Kentucky State Police Morehead received a call from Morehead Police Dispatch in reference to an injury accident at the 136 mile marker on Interstate 64 in Rowan County. Trooper Jared Wagner, CVE Officer Tommy Jones, Rowan County Sheriff Department, Rowan County Fire and EMS and Kentucky Department of Transportation responded to the scene. Richard Allen 38 of Tonopah, Arizona was operating his 2012 Freightliner eastbound on Interstate 64 when he lost control of the vehicle and exited the left shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Allen entered the median and overturned. The tractor trailer came to final rest blocking both lanes of traffic. The passenger Edward Smith 38 of Tonopah, Arizona was transported to St Claire Regional Medical Center and was treated and released with minor injuries. Mr. Allen was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center and is being treated for serious injuries. Alcohol at this time does not appear to have played a part in this accident. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jared Wagner.