Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Injury Collision on KY 1057 in Powell County
Date of News Release: 11/15/2013
(Clay City, KY) - On Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4:33 pm, Kentucky State Police Morehead received a phone call advising of an injury accident on KY 1057, Hardwicks Creek Road in the Clay City, KY area. Trooper Anthony Bowling, Clay City PD, Stanton PD, Stanton Fire Department, Clay City Fire Department, Winchester EMS, Powell County EMS, and Air Methods responded to the scene. Upon arrival units located a 4 vehicle injury accident. A 1997 Ford Mustang operated by a male juvenile, was traveling North on Hardwicks Creek Road, crossed the center line and struck a 1995 Chevrolet Van on the driver's side being operated by Gale Howell, 57 of Clay City. The 1997 Ford Mustang continued on to make contact with a 2004 Ford Ranger being hauled on a car dolly. After making contact with the Ford Ranger, the operator of the Ford Mustang continued Southbound on Hardwicks Creek Road before colliding head on with a 1992 Plymouth Laser being operated by Mr. Shawn Damron, 35 of Clay City. All occupants in the Ford Mustang were juveniles and their names will not be released. Mr. Howell and his passengers, Lois Harrison, 67 and Marion Harrison, 47 both of Clay City were transported to Clark Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released for minor injuries. Mr. Damron was transported to Clark Regional Medical Center and later transferred to University of Kentucky Medical Center. Mr. Damron's passenger Teresa Damron, 38 of Clay City was air lifted from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Kentucky. At this time both Mr. Damron and Mrs. Damron are listed in stable condition. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Anthony Bowling.