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Fatal Traffic Collision on KY 92 in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 01/09/2008

(London, KY) - On Tuesday 01-08-2008 at approximately 2:25 PM the Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle traffic crash, with injury, on KY 92 1 ½ mile east of Pine Knot, in McCreary County.

Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed determined that unit one a 2004 Black, Ford Ranger truck, operated by James Lawson, 43, of Verona, KY, was west bound on KY 92 when it crossed the centerline into the east bound lane and struck unit two. Unit two, a White 1997, Dodge Intrepid was operated by Lenville Duncan, 63 of Strunk, KY. Duncan, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, received fatal injuries.

Mr. Lawson was transported from the scene by the McCreary EMS to Scott County Hospital in TN for treatment of his injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle and possible drug involvement is under investigation. Mr. Duncan was pronounced dead at the scene by McCreary County Coroner Brandon New.

Trooper Reed is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by KSP Troopers Parrish Baker, Shaler Jones and Jason Browning. Other agencies assisting include the McCreary County Sheriff's Department, the Pine Knot Fire Department and the McCreary County Search and Rescue.

Trooper Reed is requesting anyone that may have witnessed the collision to please contact him at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state).

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