Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Single Vehicle Accident Claims A Life In Knott County
Date of News Release: 07/20/2008
(Hazard, KY) - On 07/19/08 at approximately 3:17 pm Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of a single vehicle accident in the Topmost community of Knott County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the operator, Mark Johnson age 38 of Topmost, Ky. was traveling North on Rt.7 at a high rate of speed. The operator lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Mr. Johnson was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knott County Coroner's Office. No seat belts were in use at the time of the collision and the investigation is continuing by Tpr. Randall Riley.