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KSP Investigates Injury Collision in Pendleton County

Date of News Release: 2/19/2017

Falmouth, KY - (February 17, 2018) — The Kentucky State Police are investigating an injury collision that involved a Pendleton County Ambulance and a 2016 Chevrolet Traverse just south of Falmouth on US 27, that sent 8 individuals to the hospital.

Pendleton County EMS was traveling Southbound on US 27 responding to a non emergency call for service. The Chevrolet Traverse was traveling North on US 27 when it encountered slick road conditions. The operator of the Chevrolet, Johnnie McCoy, 37 years old from Falmouth, lost control of the vehicle and traveled into the Southbound lanes of travel. The Pendleton County Ambulance, operated by Cherie Sullivan, 41 years old from Falmouth, was unable to avoid the collision and made contact with the driver side door of the Chevrolet.

The two Pendleton County EMS workers, Johnnie McCoy and her 5 children, all properly restrained, were transported St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas, UC Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The extent of the injuries ranged from minor scraps to concussions and multiple lower body fractures. All of the injured have been listed in stable condition at this time.

The Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by the Pendleton County Sheriff's Department, Falmouth Fire Department, Pendleton County EMS, Southern Campbell Fire Department and Alexandria Fire Department.

Through investigation, KSP Detectives charged Michael Kelley with Murder-Domestic Violence.

The Kentucky State Police would also like to extend their appreciation to all of the "good citizens" who assisted with and provided care to the injured immediately after the collision and prior to the arrival of emergency services.

The investigation is ongoing and is being led by Detective Joseph Filiatreau.