Collision in Cumberland injures 2


KY 160 closed for nearly an hour

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Kentucky State Police is investigating a single-vehicle collision which injured two people on KY 160 on Monday.

According to a press release from KSP Post 10 in Harlan, they received the call shortly after 5 p.m.

According to the investigation by Trooper Kenneth Sergent, Jennifer Young, of Cumberland, was operating a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, traveling southbound. She exited a steep curve and observed another vehicle backing toward her in her lane of travel. Young attempted to avoid the impact by turning onto a steep driveway. The front, driver’s-side tire of the vehicle dropped off the driveway causing the vehicle to roll-over onto its top. Contact was not made with the backing vehicle.

Young and her passenger, Robert Young, also of Cumberland, received several injuries in the collision. Both were transported to Harlan ARH Hospital by LifeCare Ambulance Service.

The release also stated that both occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seat belt.

Police said the Tri-Cities Emergency Rescue Squad personnel responded to the scene and assisted KSP with point control until the roadway was reopened.

Investigation into this collision is ongoing by Sergent. He was assisted by Trooper Jake Spurlock.

KY 160 closed for nearly an hour

Staff Report

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