KSP investigating crash on US 119


Kentucky State Police Trooper Andy Soltess is investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. 119 at Keith on Saturday.

According to a press release, at approximately 12:42 Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan received a call of a injury collision. Preliminary investigation indicates that Elmer Shoemaker, 78, of Baxter was operating a 1992 Toyota pickup attempting to pull onto U.S. 119 from a private drive way and struck Terry Cornett, 61, also of Baxter who was operating a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling southbound on U.S. 119. Cornett was flown from Harlan ARH to Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, Tennessee due to injuries sustained in the collision. Shoemaker was treated by Johnson’s LifeCare on scene.

The crash remains under investigation by Soltess. He was assisted by Trooper Kenny Abner, Sgt A.J. Bunch and Johnson’s LifeCare Ambulance Service.

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