Ashland, Kentucky – (August 7, 2019) The Kentucky State Police in Ashland are investigating a fatal, two vehicle collision that occurred yesterday evening, at approximately 11:00 PM, at the 3700 block of Route 5 in the Summit community of Boyd County. The investigation revealed that Jason G. Hall, age 41 of Ashland, had been operating a 2016 Chevy Impala when he failed to negotiate a left hand turn. Mr. Hall struck a guardrail and traveled through a ditch. Once he reentered the roadway, he continued into the southbound lane and struck a 2018 Subaru, operated by Gayla Scott, age 67 of Flatwoods and her juvenile passenger.
Jason G. Hall was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Boyd County Coroner’s office. Gayla Scott and her passenger were transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment.
At the time no criminal charges have been filed as a result of the crash, and alcohol is a suspected contributor. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Bobby King, who was assisted on scene by Boyd County EMS, the Boyd County Coroner’s Office, Boyd County Sheriff’s Office, Summit Fire Department and Westwood Fire Department.
Kentucky State Police Post 14 Ashland Safety Checkpoint Advisory
Ashland, Kentucky (August 8, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police at Ashland will be conducting safety checkpoints at various times and approved locations throughout the Post 14 District, which encompasses Boyd, Greenup, Carter and Lawrence counties.
These safety checkpoints are held in an effort to reduce alcohol and drug related collisions, ensure compliance with operator’s license laws, and vehicle equipment safety and registration laws.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Senior Trooper Bobby King
Public Affairs Officer