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Kentucky State Police Charges Owsley County Woman with Murder Following Fatal Collision

OWSLEY, Ky. (JULY 15, 2023) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, was contacted just before 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2023, in reference to a single-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian near the intersection of Stamper Road and KY-30 in Owsley County.

The initial investigation indicates a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser operated by Micka Mckinney, 26, of Booneville, was traveling west on KY-30 when she struck a pedestrian Ethan Bolin, 33, of Booneville, who was walking on the shoulder of the roadway westbound.

As a result of the collision, Mr. Bolin was fatally injured and pronounced deceased on the scene by the Owsley County Coroner, Rob Morgan. Ms. Mckinney was arrested for Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence – 1st Offense, Murder, and other traffic violations. She is lodged in the Three Forks Regional Jail in Lee County.

The ongoing collision investigation is being conducted by Trooper Neal Barnes. He was assisted on the scene by Kentucky State Police personnel, Owsley County Sheriff’s Office, Owsley County Coroners Office, and Owsley County EMS. 

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