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Clinton County Fatal Collision

Date of News Release: 08/18/2015

(Albany, KY) - Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating a collision that occurred Monday, August 17th at approximately 1:04 PM CST, 1 mile south of Albany on US 127. 39-year-old Shawn Cook, of Jamestown, was operating a north bound 1993 Nissan pickup and was attempting to pass a northbound vehicle in front of him, pulling into the path of a south bound 2014 Freightliner dump truck and colliding head-on. The dump truck was operated by 37-year-old Nathan Kidder, of Jamestown, TN.

The 1993 Nissan motor became dislodged and fell into the north bound lane and was struck by a north bound 2002 Chevrolet pickup operated by 46-year-old Darrell Slaven of Whitley City, KY.

Cook was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries. An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday at the State Medical Examiner's office.

Tpr. Warinner was assisted at the scene by additional Troopers from Post 15, KSP CVE Region 2, Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Fire, EMS, Coroner's office and the Kentucky Dept. of Transportation.