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Injury Accident - One vehicle accident in Elliott County

Date of News Release: 01/01/2017

Sandy Hook, KY (January 01, 2017) - At 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, January 01, 2017 Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received information from Elliott County Dispatch about a single vehicle collision that occurred on KY556. Upon arrival it was determined Sam Sparks, 20, of West Liberty, was operating a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier with one passenger, Braxton Bailey, 19, also of West Liberty. Mr. Sparks was traveling North on KY556 when he lost control of his vehicle and continued to travel off the northbound shoulder of the roadway. Upon leaving the roadway the vehicle collided with a tree and continued to travel over an embankment where it came to final rest overturned. Mr. Sparks was transported to UK hospital In Lexington, KY for further treatment. Mr. Bailey was transported to Morgan County ARH where he was treated and later released. This case remains under investigation by Trooper Brandon Burton.