The accident is under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Post 8 Morehead.
Morehead, KY (March 8, 2019) A Kentucky State Trooper was traveling north bound on KY801 in Rowan County. A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado being operated by Nathan Vernatter of Rowan County was driving west bound on Rice Road approaching the intersection of KY801. Mr Vernatter was traveling on Rice Road and was unable to stop at the intersection of Rice Road and KY 801. He traveled across both lanes of traffic striking a second vehicle headed south bound on KY 801 being operated by Cody Lewis of Rowan County. Mr Vernatter struck Mr Lewis in the driver’s side of his vehicle, causing him to spin into the path of Trooper Justin Reynolds. No injuries were sustained in the collision. The accident is under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Post 8 Morehead.