According to Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck, the Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal accident that occurred on East 80 at approximately 7:48 PM on February 23, 2021.
When Deputies arrived at the scene, they learned that a 2009 Jeep was Eastbound in the Westbound Lane when it struck a Westbound 2016 Dodge Ram Pickup head-on. The Jeep was being operated by a Hispanic male who was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pulaski County Coroner. As of this press release, his next of kin had not been notified.
The pickup driver has been identified as Steve Phelps, age 56, of Somerset, KY. A passenger in the pickup was identified as Patrick E. Whitt, age 51, of Science Hill, KY. Mr. Phelps and Mr. Whitt were
treated at the scene by Somerset/Pulaski County EMS and then flown from the scene by Air Methods and PHI to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
This case remains under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Deputies, the Sheriff Office's Accident Reconstruction Team, and the Pulaski County Coroner's Office.
The roadway remained closed until 11:42 PM.
Also responding to the scene were the Special Response Team, the Shopville-Stab Fire Department, and the Pulaski County Rescue Squad.