Albany, KY (January 16, 2018) – Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating a collision that occurred today at 12:14 PM CST on the US 127 bypass, 1 mile south of Albany. 44-year-old Joseph Coop, of Albany, was operating an eastbound 1999 Ford Explorer on KY 738 when he failed to yield the right of way to a northbound 2018 Nissan SUV on US 127. The SUV was operated by 43-year-old Carey Miller, of Rickman, TN who was treated for non life threatening injuries at Clinton County Hospital.
Joseph Coop was pronounced dead by the Clinton County Coroner at the hospital. It is unknown if Mr. Coop was belted at the time of the collision. Carey Miller was wearing a seatbelt.
Tpr. Warinner was assisted by the Clinton County Sheriffs Department and EMS.