Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Fatal Crash on Bradstown Road in Larue County
Date of News Release: 09/24/2006
(Elizabethtown, KY) - Jonathan D. Heady was occupying a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer when he failed to negotiate a left-hand turn that caused him to run off of the roadway. Vehicle ran through a woven wire fence and then crossed a pasture where it launched across a creek impacting a tree on the opposite side. The vehicle then fell approximately 14 feet into a creek bed where it came to a final rest on its rooftop. The operator was partially ejected. The accident occurred sometime during the night and the exact time cannot be determined due to the vehicle being hidden from the view of the roadway. Investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police, Trooper Sam Shacklette.