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Fleming County Injury Accident Investigation

Date of News Release: 09/07/2016

Ewing, Ky. (September 06, 2016) - On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016, Kentucky State Police in Morehead responded to the scene of a two vehicle injury accident on Ewing Road (KY165) near Ewing. Ky. Trooper Jared Wagoner, Fleming County Sheriff's Department, and Flemingsburg EMS responded to the scene. Shawn Schaeffer, 39 of Ewing, was operating a 1999 Harley Davidson, stopped at the junction of his driveway and Ewing Road, awaiting a break in traffic to enter the roadway, when George Tkaczuk, 59 of Ewing, operating a 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser northbound on Ewing Road, lost control of his vehicle and exited the north bound shoulder of the roadway striking Mr. Schaeffer. Mr. Schaeffer was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Hospital where he is listed in critical condition. George Tkaczuk was arrested on scene and is now lodged in the Mason County Detention Center. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jared Wagoner.