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Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland Investigating Fatal Collision

Date of News Release: 5/22/2017

Ashland, KY (May 22, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland is investigating a fatal vehicle collision involving multiple vehicles. The collision occurred around 0818 PM Friday evening on KY 7 in the area of the KY 773 intersection just south of Grayson, KY.

Just prior to the collision occurring Carter County Deputy Greg Gillium conducted a traffic stop on Carol Malone Boulevard with a white 2016 Chevy Malibu after receiving complaints of the vehicle being operated in a reckless manner. While conducting the traffic stop Jamie D. Howard, age 36, of Olive Hill, KY fled from the scene in the Malibu and traveled South on KY 7. As Howard passed the KY 7 and KY 773 intersection he attempted to pass a 2016 Chevy Silverado, Operated by Patricia Knipp. Howard’s vehicle struck the rear driver side of the Silverado causing him to lose control, travel into the northbound lane and into the path of a 1996 Chevy Silverado. The Chevy Silverado, operated by Danny Haywood, was traveling North on KY 7, was unable to avoid the collision and impacted Howard in the driver side causing the vehicle to separate in two pieces. All vehicles came to a final rest on the bridge just south of the KY7 and KY773 intersection.

2016 White Chevy Malibu

Jamie D. Howard, age 36, of Olive Hill, KY sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision. Alcohol usage and speed appear to be contributing factors to the collision.

2016 Grey Chevy Silverado

Patricia G. Knipp (Operator), age 64, of Grayson, KY was properly belted, not injured and refused medical treatment.

Laura Rayburn, (Passenger) was properly belted, not injured and refused medical treatment

1996 Blue Chevy Silverado

Danny Haywood (Operator), age 17, of Grayson, KY was properly belted at the time of the collision. Haywood sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries (broken femur, cuts, scrapes and bruises) and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment.

Tony A. Haywood (Passenger in Front), age 42, of Grayson, KY was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Haywood sustained non-life threatening injuries (cuts, scrapes and bruises) and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment.

Six year of age juvenile (Rear Passenger on Driver Side) was properly belted with booster seat. She sustained non-life threatening injuries (cuts, scrapes and bruises) and was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment.

Multiple agencies responded including: Grayson Fire Department, Olive Hill Fire Department, Carter County EMS, Carter County Sheriff’s Department, Olive Hill Police Department and the Carter County Coroner’s Office.

The Collision remains under investigation by Trooper Bobby King.