Trooper David Jones
Kentucky State Police
Post 6, Dry Ridge
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Injury Accident Involving A Trooper
Date of News Release: 03/20/2007
(Dry Ridge, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 6 is investigating an injury accident involving Trooper Chris Steward, U/ 1015. The accident occurred at approximately 1:35 PM on I-75 NB at the 187.2 mile marker. Trooper Stewart was stopped on the inside emergency strip of I-75 off the traveled portion of the roadway, reference a laser detail. Trooper Stewart was inside his cruiser when he was struck in the rear by Nicole R. Patrick (29) of Hamilton, OH. Patrick was operating a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am. Trooper Stewart was transported to St. Elizabeth South for leg pain and later released. Patrick was also taken to St. Elizabeth South for a possible head laceration. Patrick was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The accident remains under investigation by Sgt. Stacey May and Tpr. Chad Mills.