[Academy] [Cold Cases] [Commercial Vehicle Enforcement] [Commissioner's Office] [Concealed Deadly Weapons] [Contacting the KSP] [Core Values] [Crime & Traffic Information] [Fallen Trooper Memorial] [FAQs] [Forensic Laboratories] [Forms/Downloads] [Highway Safety] [History of the KSP] [Home Page] [Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force] [Kentucky's Most Wanted] [Links to Other Websites] [Missing Children] [News Releases] [Organization] [Post Locations] [Recruitment] [Sex Offender Registry] [Special Enforcement Troop] [Trooper Island]
[Return to Kentucky State Police Main Website]

For other Kentucky Government sites visit: [Kentucky.gov]


Media / For More Information Contact:
TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
(606) 928-6421
Click here to e-mail TFC Michael Murriell
News Release

Fatal Collision Greenup County

Date of News Release: 03/10/2013

(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland is investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred on US 23 at the intersection of The Grant Bridge in Greenup County, KY.

The collision occurred around 155 PM today. Benjamin R. Johnston, age 27, of Portsmouth, OH was operating a 2012 Jonway Moped travelling Southbound on US 23 and attempting to turn left onto the Grant Bridge. Jamie Miller, age 44, of Portsmouth, OH was travelling Northbound on US 23 operating a 1998 Ford Explorer. It appears Miller failed to stop at the red light at the intersection and struck Johnston. Drug usage is also suspected as a factor in the collision.

Johnston was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center and was pronounced deceased at 205 PM.

Miller and a juvenile passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and received no injuries.

Multiple agencies responded including Greenup County Sheriff’s Department, South Shore Fire Department, KDMC EMS and Portsmouth Police Department.

Any charges are pending completion of the investigation.

The Collision remains under investigation by Trooper Nathan Carter.


Contact Information for the Kentucky State Police

Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601
502-782-1800

[ TOP ]


This page was last modified on:

About this site | Feedback | Privacy | Disclaimer | Individuals with Disabilities
Copyright © 2002-2013 Kentucky State Police, all rights reserved