Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal Crash on KY 542 in Breathitt County
Date of News Release: 02/09/2007
(Hazard, KY) - On 02-08-07 at 5:16PM Kentucky State Police Post 13 Hazard responded to a one vehicle injury accident in the Evanston Community of Breathitt County. Tpr Kevin Hurt responded to the scene and when he arrived it was apparent that a 1986 GMC Pickup driven by Randall Arnett, 39 of Salyersville, had been traveling west on KY 542 when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the slick roadway. The vehicle then left the roadway and overturned down an embankment. Mr Arnett was pronounced dead at the scene by the Breathitt County Coroner. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. This incident remains under investigation by Tpr Kevin Hurt U/416 Kentucky State Police Post 13 Hazard.