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Fatal Traffic Crash in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 09/13/2008

(London, KY) - On Friday September 12, 2008 at 8:38 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, received a report of a two vehicle traffic crash, with injury, on KY 700 (Sand Hill Road) in McCreary County.

Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed determined that a 1992, Honda, passenger car, operated by Marvin Perry, 48, of Whitley City, KY was eastbound on KY 700 attempting to pass a 1996, Saturn, passenger car, (also eastbound) operated by Juann Troxell, 35, of Marshes Siding, KY.

As the Honda re-entered the eastbound lane it struck the Saturn causing both vehicles to lose control and leave the roadway.

The Saturn struck a tree, overturned and came to rest causing minor injuries to Juann Troxell.

The Honda struck a tree and came to rest causing multiple injuries to Marvin Perry.

Marvin Perry, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, KY were he was pronounced dead by the Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley.

Alcohol usage is not suspected.

Trooper Reed is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by officers of the Kentucky State Police and the McCreary County Sheriff's Office. Also assisting was the Whitley County Coroner and the McCreary County EMS.

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