TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Traffic Crash in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 10/02/2007
(LONDON, KY.) - On Tuesday 10-02-2007 at 7:42 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London received a request for assistance, from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, on a single vehicle (motorcycle) traffic crash, with fatally, on KY 3094 in Laurel County. Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Greg Hill determined that a 2006 Buel Motorcycle driven by Hershel W. Woods, 42, of London, was eastbound on KY 3094 when it went out of control and struck a sign. Woods, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and was discovered approximately 20 feet away, down an embankment. Alcohol and/or drug involvement is unknown at this time pending completion of the investigation. Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling pronounced Woods dead at the scene. The exact cause, time and date of the crash is unknown at this time. Trooper Hill is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office and the Laurel County Coroner's Office.