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Fatal Collision on US 25 in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 03/02/2012

(London, KY) -- On Thursday March 1st 2012 around 4 P.M. officers with Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to fatal commercial vehicle crash located on US25 4 miles south of London Kentucky.

Upon arrival Officer Jerry Jones determined that 36 years old Rodney Byrd of Manchester was south on US25 operating a 2008 Chevy Impala when he crossed the center line striking head on a 2002 Sterling flat bed commercial vehicle owned by B & C Industries Inc. of Somerset Kentucky.

The operator of the commercial vehicle 25 yr old Jacob Burton of Somerset was not injured during the crash. Rodney Byrd was pronounced dead on scene by the Laurel County Coroner office.

Drug and alcohol usage are not know at this time, and both parties were wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash. (Blood test are pending for both involved parties).

Assisting on scene: CVE officers Sgt. Greg Reams, Keegan Bray, Joey Ray Caldwell, Lily Fire Department, Laurel County Emergency Management and the Laurel County Coroners office. Officer Jerry Jones continues the investigation.

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