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Judge Executive injured in accident 

Staff Report
Carter County Times

Carter County Judge Executive Mike Malone was injured in an accident last Wednesday that took the life of his wife, Rose Malone.  

The Rowan County Coroner’s office reported on Wednesday afternoon that Morehead police dispatch received a call of a single vehicle accident on I-64 just before 7 a.m. that morning, approximately one mile east of Morehead.  

First responders on the scene reported a single pickup truck off the roadway, and over an embankment, around the 138 west bound mile marker.  

The male driver of the vehicle, now identified as Mike Malone, was extricated by the Morehead Fire Department and transported to the St. Claire Health Care Helipad for flight to UK Medical Center.  

Malone is reported to be in serious, but stable condition.  

The female passenger, Rose L. Malone, age 74, of Grayson, was pronounced deceased on scene by Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt, according to the coroner’s release. 

The investigation into the accident is ongoing by the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department and the Rowan County Coroner.   

Contact the writer at news@cartercountytimes.com 



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