Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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Fatal Crash on KY 144 in Meade County
Date of News Release: 03/04/2007
(Elizabethtown, KY) - Leslie B. Gatrost was westbound on KY 144 when the operator ran off of the left side of the roadway. Leslie B. Gatrost's vehicle then overcorrected, ran off of the right side of the roadway and flipped at least twice. There were at least three occupants (Michael B. Jones and Derrall Escobar) in the vehicle and none were wearing seatbelts. One of the passengers (Michael B. Jones) was pronounced dead at the scene by the Meade County Coroner. Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the accident.