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Fatal Collision on KY 80 in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 02/19/2008

(London, KY) - On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, at 5:30 PM the Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle traffic crash, with injury, on KY 80, 7 miles west of London, in Laurel County.

Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Detective Mike Bowling determined a 1997 Silver, Toyota, 4-Runner SUV, operated by Charles David Dodd, 44, of Corbin, was eastbound on KY 80 when it crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle head-on. Dodd was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The second vehicle a 2007, White, Ford, Truck, operated by Anthony Keith Blair, 46, of Somerset, KY was westbound when struck by the Toyota. Blair was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Both drivers, who were extricated from their vehicles, were pronounced dead at the scene. Due to the proximity of the crash scene to the Laurel/Pulaski county line both county coroners were present and made the pronouncements.

No drug or alcohol usage is suspected.

Detective Bowling continues the investigation and was assisted by KSP Sergeant Lafe Owens, Troopers Mike King, Fred Pennington and Chris Roberts, officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, the Shopville Fire Department, the Laurel County Rescue Squad, the Laurel County EMS, the Laurel County DPS, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and the Kentucky Highway Department.

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