KSP Banner KSP Banner

News Releases

Sassafras Man Killed in a Collision on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway

Date of News Release: 12/26/2014

(Morehead, KY) - On December 26th, 2014 at 3:58 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received a call from Wolfe County 911 dispatch requesting assistance with a single vehicle fatality accident on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. Upon arrival it was determined that Linda Ring, age 66 of Sassafras, KY, had been operating a 2012 Chevy Malibu eastbound on the Mountain Parkway near the 38 mile marker when she lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway, striking a hillside and overturning. The passenger in the vehicle, Ms. Ring's son, Mr. James L. Sherrow, age 42 of Sassafras, KY, was ejected during the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Ms. Ring was transported to UK Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Anthony Bowling.