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Fatal Traffic Crash on KY 461 in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 05/15/2008

(London, KY) - On Thursday May 15, 2008 at 9:41 AM the Kentucky State Police in London responded to a three vehicle traffic crash, with injury, at the 3.5 mile marker, on KY 461 south of Mount Vernon, KY in Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival Trooper Staci Walker determined a 2000, GMC, Sonoma pickup truck operated by, John M. Crank, 47, of Monticello was northbound on KY-461 when it crossed the centerline and struck the drivers side rear of a tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer, a 2005 International operated by George S. Lee, 44, of Morrison, TN, received minor damage. Lee was not hurt in the incident. The GMC then struck a 2006 Dodge pickup truck operated by Scott D. Lynch, 38, of Richmond, KY. Lynch and his three passengers were uninjured in the incident.

Mr. Crank, who was injured, was transported to the Rockcastle County Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by the Rockcastle County Coroner.

KSP Trooper Staci Walker is continuing the investigation and was assisted by KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist TFC Don Trosper, Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, the Rockcastle County Coroner's Office, Rockcastle County EMS, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Mount Vernon Fire and Rescue and the Kentucky State Highway Department.

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