Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Fatal Collision on KY 801 in Rowan County
Date of News Release: 02/05/2014
(Morehead, KY) - On Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 3:45pm, Kentucky State Police was contacted by Morehead Dispatch requesting assistance with an injury accident on KY 801 at the Interstate Overpass. Kentucky State Police, Rowan County Sheriff's Dept, Farmers Fire Dept, Morehead Fire Dept, Rowan County EMS, and Rowan County Coroner responded to the scene. Mr. William Snipes, 66 of Miamisburg, OH was operating a 2001 Dodge Ram North on KY 801 when he lost control of his vehicle on the bridge. Mr. Snipes was unable to regain control of the vehicle due to icy road conditions and collided with Mr. Ricky White, 43 of Salt Lick, KY. Mr. White was operating a 2001 Dodge Durango South on KY 801. Mr. Snipes was pronounced deceased on scene by the Rowan County Coroner. Mr. White was treated and released on scene. Alcohol/drugs are not believed to be a factor and accident remains under investigation by Trooper Jay Cottrell.