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Fatal Collision in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 12/19/2011
(Mount Vernon, Ky.) -- On Sunday December 18th 2011 around 5:30 A.M Ofc. Mike Hamblin with Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a single vehicle accident located 4 miles North of Mount Vernon on KY1326 in Rockcastle County Kentucky.
Upon arrival and through investigation, Hamblin learned that 20 yr Cody J. Delph of Mount Vernon was operating a 1998 Chevy S-10 Pick-up truck when he left the roadway striking an earth embankment, overturning, and coming to rest on the vehicles top.
Delph who was unrestrained at the time of the accident was pronounced dead on scene by the Rockcastle Co Coroner. Drugs, alcohol, and cell phone usage are suspected factors in the accident.
Assisting at the scene: Kentucky State Police Tpr. Delzie Kelly, Mt. Vernon Police, Brodhead Fire Department, Rockcastle Co. EMS and Rockcastle Co Coroners office. Ofc. Mike Hamblin continues the investigation.