Ewing, KY. (June 22, 2020) – On Saturday, June 20, 2020, Kentucky State Police, Post 8 Morehead received a call for assistance with a three vehicle collision in Fleming County on KY HWY 165. During the investigation, it was determined that Melinda Thomas, 64 years of age, of Ewing, KY was traveling north on KY 165 in a 2017 Jeep when she had stopped to make a left turn. Jordan Harding, 30 years of age, of Ewing, KY was traveling north on KY HWY 165 in a 1999 Ford pickup when he attempted to avoid striking Ms. Thomas. Mr. Harding went into the southbound lane of KY 165 striking a 2002 Toyota being operated by Robert Garrison, 64 years of age, of Louisville, KY.
After striking Mr. Garrison’s vehicle, Mr. Harding then struck Ms. Thomas’s vehicle. Robert Garrison was pronounced deceased at the scene by Fleming County Coroner Winston Grannis. Two of the passengers in the vehicle with Mr. Harding were transported to Meadowview Hospital by the Fleming County EMS while the third passenger was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital. The passenger in the vehicle with Mr. Garrison was airlifted to University of Kentucky Hospital. Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Fleming County Sheriff’s Department, Flemingsburg Police Department, Flemingsburg Fire Department, Ewing Fire Department, Fleming County EMS and the Fleming County Coroner. This collision remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Post 8 Morehead.
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