Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Single Vehicle Accident Claims One Life
Date of News Release: 09/01/2008
(Hazard, KY) - On 09/01/08 at approximately 12:15pm Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call of a vehicle over an embankment on Hwy 1110 in the Haddix Community of Breathitt County.
EMS and Troopers arrived at the scene to find a vehicle over an embankment approximately 85 feet and overturned.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the operator, John L. Combs age 32 of Jackson, Ky., was traveling West on Hwy 1110 when he lost control of his vehicle and went over the embankment. Mr. Combs was the only occupant in the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Breathitt County Coroner's Office. No seat belts were in use at the time of the accident and no foul play is suspected. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Jason Gabbard.