Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision in Bath County


On May 6, 2022, Kentucky State Police, Post 8, Morehead received a call for assistance from Bath County Dispatch with a two vehicle fatal collision. The collision occurred on KY 36 west of Owingsville. Through the investigation, it was determined Kenneth Hobbs, 18 years of age from Carlisle was traveling east on KY 36 operating a 2000 Chevy S-10. William Shields, 65 years of age from Sharpsburg was traveling west on KY 36 operating a 1997 Dodge pickup. Mr. Hobbs struck Mr. Shields causing fatal injuries to William Shields. Mr. Shields was pronounced deceased by Bath County Coroner Andrew Owens. Kenneth Hobbs was transported to St. Joe Hospital by Bath County EMS then transferred to the University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Kentucky State Police was assisted by Bath County Sheriff’s Office, Bath County EMS, Bath County Fire and Rescue. This collision remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police, Morehead.


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  2. I think that story was wrote very poorly. Without tack and regard to the family members. For her to be high honors she sure does show it in this story.

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