Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal Crash on KY 80 in Perry County
Date of News Release: 07/13/2007
(Hazard, KY) - On 07/10/07 Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call of a single vehicle accident on Ky 80 in Perry County.
Preliminary investigation and witness statements indicate that Mr. Lenwood Smith Jr. was traveling East on Ky 80 when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the median and overturned in the westbound lane. The vehicle continued to travel off the roadway and came to final rest in the ditch. Mr. Smith was transported to the Hazard ARH and later transferred to UK Medical Center. He was pronounced deceased there at 22:00 hrs the same day. No seat belts were in use and a heavy rain had just occurred which may have contributed to the cause of the accident.