Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Yerkeys Man Killed in a Collision on Rt. 7
Date of News Release: 03/22/2013
(Hazard, KY) -- On March 22, 2013 at approximately 6:58 a.m. Kentucky State Police received a call from the Perry County 911 of a two vehicle collision on Rt. 7 in the Fusonia community of Perry County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle operated by 25 year old Jordan Shepherd of Jeff, Ky., lost control of his vehicle, crossed over the centerline and collided with the vehicle operated by 59 year old Dwight Eversole of Yerkeys, Ky. Jordan Shepherd was transported to the Hazard ARH for treatment. Dwight Eversole was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Perry County Coroner. No safety belts were in use at the time of the collision. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Brandon Thomas.