Sharpsburg, KY. (May 17, 2021) – On May 16, 2021 at approximately 4:59 pm, Kentucky State Police, Post 8, Morehead received a call from the Bath County Dispatch for assistance with a two vehicle injury collision. The collision occurred on KY 11 in Bath County.
Through the investigation, investigators determined Brooklyn Townsend, 19 years of age from Sharpsburg was traveling south on KY 11 operating a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix. Ms. Townsend lost control of her vehicle crossing the center line colliding with James Michael Bellamy, 48 years of age from Tollesboro. Mr. Bellamy was traveling north on KY 11 operating a 1999 Chevy Silverado.
Brooklyn Townsend and James Michael Bellamy were both pronounced deceased at the scene by Bath County Coroner Andrew Owens. Mr. Bellamy’s passenger, Jennifer Bellamy, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.
Kentucky State Police was assisted by Bath County Sheriff’s Department, Bath County EMS, Bath County Coroner’s Office and Bath County Fire and Rescue. This collision remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Morehead.
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