A Kentucky State Trooper was traveling north bound on KY 801 in Rowan County on Friday, March 8, 2019 when he was involved in a multi-vehicle traffic collision. A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Nathan Vernatter, of Rowan County, was driving west bound on Rice Road approaching the intersection of KY 801. As he approached the intersection, he was unable to stop, traveling across both lanes of traffic before striking a vehicle operated by Cody Lewis, spinning into the path of Trooper Justin Reynolds. No injuries were sustained in the collision. The accident is under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 8.