Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal Crash on Highway 421 in Leslie County
Date of News Release: 12/11/2006
On 12/09/06 at approximately 14:39 hours Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a 911 call of an accident involving a tractor trailer on Highway 421 in the Bear Branch community of Leslie County. The driver, Travis Wright, was traveling north on Hwy. 421 when his tractor trailer overturned in a curve. The trailer went over an embankment and the tractor came to rest on the guardrail. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by the Leslie County Coroner. No alcohol or drugs is suspected. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and the investigation is continuing by Tpr. Billy Pollard.