Kentucky State Police Post 10 is investigating a collision involving two vehicles that occurred Monday on KY 38 at Kitts. The crash occurred near the junction of KY 3454 around 6:30 p.m.
A press release issued by the Kentucky State Police states an investigation conducted by Kentucky State Police Trooper First Class Kevin Miller discovered Dorothy Quinn, 53, of Evarts, was operating her 2004 Honda Accord eastbound on KY 38. Johnny Hamby, 60, also of Evarts, was traveling westbound on KY 38 in his 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Both vehicles suffered severe damage in the collision.
Quinn was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital by ambulance where her condition was unavailable at the time of this release. She was cited to court for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs and careless driving.
Hamby was transported to the hospital in a private vehicle for his injuries.
The incident is still under investigation by Miller. He was assisted on scene by KSP Trooper Taylor Mills, Johnson’s LifeCare Ambulance Service and Pennington’s Wrecker Service.
According to the Kentucky State Police website, 4,334 alcohol-related collisions were reported during 2014 with 3 percent of the alcohol-related collisions being fatal, 33 percent resulting in injuries, and 64 percent were property damage only. During 2014 alcohol-related collisions decreased by 4 percent when compared to 2013. The 156 people killed in 2014 was seven less than the 163 killed in 2013. During 2014, there were 2,067 people injured in alcohol-related collisions, a decrease of 12 percent from 2013 when 2,339 persons were injured.
To find more statistics and information on crashes, visit the Kentucky State Police website at www.kentuckystatepolice.org. Information of interest will include the following: KRS 189.635 requires “any person operating a vehicle…who is involved in an accident resulting in any property damage exceeding $500 in which an investigation is not conducted by a law enforcement officer shall file a written report of the accident with the state police within 10 days of occurrence of the accident…”