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KSP Trooper Involved in Fatal Crash in Perry County

Date of News Release: 06/03/2016

Hazard, KY (June 3, 2016) - A Perry County man died late Thursday evening after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a Kentucky State Police cruiser. Trooper Jeremy Moore contacted KSP Post 13 at around 7:38 p.m., and advised that he had been involved in a crash with a motorcycle. Perry County EMS and KSP personnel responded to the collision scene on Lost Creek Road in the Lost Creek community of Perry County.

Preliminary investigation of this collision determined that Tpr. Moore, who was driving a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, was traveling north on Lost Creek Road, observing for a reported ATV in the area with a possible intoxicated driver. Tpr. Moore encountered a sudden, narrow, right curve in the road with no visible center line. Tpr. Moore's cruiser collided with a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle being driven by 49 year old Douglas Miller of Dice, KY. Douglas Miller was transported to Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased by Perry County Deputy Coroner John Collett. A passenger on the motorcycle, 35 year old Karen Amburgey of Hazard, was air-lifted to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Tpr. Moore was transported to Hazard ARH where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

An autopsy is scheduled to be performed at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort, later today. Toxicology reports on both operators are pending, which is standard procedure in a fatal collision. This incident remains under investigation by Sargent Jamie Gross of KSP Post 13, with assistance from Tpr. David Hobbs and Detective Randy Combs.