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Update to Injury (Fatal) Traffic Collision in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 02/25/09

(London, Ky.) - On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at approximately 5:35 PM EST the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified by the Fayette County Coroners Office that the 15 year old passenger, from the traffic crash on KY 770 in Laurel County, had died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist TFC Don Trosper is continuing the investigation.

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Date of News Release: 02/25/09

(London, Ky.) - On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at 7:21 AM EST the Kentucky State Police Post 11 London responded to a traffic crash, with injury, on KY 770 in southern Laurel County.

Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist TFC Don Trosper determined that a 1997, green, Toyota Corolla, driven by Jonathan H. Goforth, 16, of Gray, KY was eastbound on KY 770 when it entered the westbound lane, attempting to pass another vehicle and struck a Ford F-150 head-on.

Mr. Goforth and his male juvenile passenger were flown, from the scene, to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of their injuries. Neither Mr. Goforth nor his passenger was seat belted at the time of the crash.

The second vehicle, a 1997, green, Ford F-150 truck, driven by Carrie R. Smith, 38, of Lily, was westbound in the westbound lane of KY 770 when hit head-on.

Carrie R. Smith was also flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. Carrie R. Smith was seat belted at the time of the crash.

TFC Trosper is the lead investigator and is assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, the Laurel County EMS, Laurel County Rescue Squad and the Keavy Fire Department.

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