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One Killed, Two Injured in Laurel County Crash

Date of News Release: 03/25/2008

(London, KY) - On Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 11:17 AM (EDT), Kentucky State Police Post 11-London was notified of a two vehicle crash on KY 30 approximately five (5) miles northeast of London. Preliminary information indicates that Dewey Gibbons, 30 years of age, of London, was operating a 2000 Ford passenger vehicle westbound on KY 30. Mr. Gibbons crossed the centerline and struck a 2006 GMC pickup, operated by Benjamin Taylor, 19 years of age, of Tyner, Kentucky.

Mr. Gibbons and his three year old son were the only occupants of the Ford. Mr. Taylor was the sole occupant of the pickup truck. Dewey Gibbons was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner's Office. Mr. Gibbons' son was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital for treatment. Mr. Taylor was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in London for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Detective Mike Bowling. Detective Bowling was assisted at the scene by Trooper First Class Barry Blair, Senior Trooper Darren Allen, the Laurel County Rescue Squad, Laurel County Ambulance, Inc., Life Net, Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, and the Laurel County Coroner's Office.

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