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Injury collision in Powell County

Date of News Release: 09/18/2016

Powell County, Ky. (September 18th, 2016) - On Sunday, September 18th 2016 at 01:44 A.M. Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received a call about a single vehicle collision on Kentucky Highway 11 in Powell County. Trooper Scott Townsley responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, it was determined that William Murphy, 23, of Clay City, was operating his vehicle southbound on KY 11 near Whittleton Branch Rd. when he lost control, left the roadway, and struck a guardrail before coming to a final rest in a nearby creek bed. Mr. Murphy's passengers Melinda McCall, 18, of Beattyville, and Kendra Evans, 20, of Booneville were both transported to Clark Regional Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The collision is under investigation by Trooper Townsley.