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October 31, 2012

Rash of wrecks keep emergency personnel busy


Somerset —

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was also assisted on the scene by the Bronston Volunteer Fire Department. 
The sheriff’s department also responded to a two-vehicle accident on Ky. 39 about five miles north of Somerset at around 12:05 p.m. Tuesday.
McLin said Ray Ping, 86, of Ky. 39, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet truck northbound on Ky. 39 when his vehicle struck a 1998 Toyota truck, which was being operated northbound on Ky. 39 by Vickie Barnett, 40, of N. Ky. 1247, Waynesburg.
McLin said it appears Barnett is a U.S. Postal Service employee, and he said the accident report suggests she was stopped on Ky. 39 when the collision occurred. He said she may have been stopped just below one of the many hills on Ky. 39. 
“The rain didn’t help (Ray Ping) to maneuver very well,” McLin said. 
Ray Ping and a passenger in his vehicle, Clara Ping, 85, were both treated at the scene and transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by Somerset-Pulaski County EMS.
McLin said the Pings were expected to be transported to the University of Kentucky by ambulance on Tuesday.
The sheriff’s department was also assisted on the scene of the accident on Ky. 39 by the Dabney Volunteer Fire Department. 

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