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Death Investigation in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 10/12/2008

(London, KY) - On Saturday October 11, 2008 at 18:40 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London, received a report, from the Rockcastle County 911 Center, of an injury traffic crash involving a pedestrian on Williams Street in Mount Vernon, KY.

Upon arrival KSP Trooper Coby Smith determined that a 1995, Chevrolet, S-10 pickup truck, operated by Travis Smith, was northbound on Williams Sreet when it travelled over a hill crest and struck the victim, Frances Higginbotham, 55, of Mount Vernon. Preliminary investigation indicates the victim was lying on the roadway, unknown why, when struck.

Higginbotham was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY for treatment where she was pronounced dead.

Trooper Smith is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by officers of the Kentucky State Police, the Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, the Mount Vernon City Police and the Rockcastle County EMS.

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