Sunday, January 23, 2011


Knott County Highway Fatality

Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call of an injury accident
on Ky-15 in the Carr Fork community of Knott County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a commercial vehicle operated
by Calvin Turner age 47 of Birmingham, Alabama was traveling in reverse
in the northbound lane.

A passenger car operated by Christopher L. Collins age 34 of Viper, Ky. was traveling North in the northbound lane. Collins was approaching the commercial vehicle and was unable to stop
and avoid the collision due to weather conditions and slick roads. Mr.
Collins's vehicle struck the truck causing fatal injuries. Collins was
pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knott County Coroner. The
investigation is continuing by Tpr. Brandon Thomas and Tpr. Jonathan

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