Date of News Release: 03/19/2017
Owingsville, KY(March 19, 2017) –– At 1:39 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received multiple 911 calls regarding a one vehicle accident on I-64 near the 118 mile marker. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Kenneth Shoptaw, 39, of Inez, Kentucky was traveling eastbound on the interstate when he crossed into the median. Mr. Shoptaw continued through the median and entered the westbound lane of the interstate, over-corrected and re-entered the median where his vehicle began to overturn several times. Both people were extracted from the vehicle by the Bath County Fire Department and Bath County EMS. Kenneth was airlifted to UK Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. The passenger, Sherry Bowen, 31, of Warfield, Kentucky was transported to St. Joe’s Medical Center in Mt. Sterling where she was released after refusing medical treatment. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Brad Watson.