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Fatal Collision on North Hills Road in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 03/16/09

(London, Ky.) - On Monday, March 16, 2009, at approximately 1:34 AM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified of an injury traffic crash on North Hills Road in southern Laurel County.

Upon arrival Trooper Mike King determined that a gold, 2000, Pontiac, 2 door, passenger car was traveling northbound on North Hills Road when it went out of control and struck a tree.

The driver Joshua Martin, 22, of Corbin received fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.

Alcohol involvement is suspected and Martin was not wearing a seat belt.

Trooper King is continuing the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the West Knox Fire / Rescue, the Laurel County EMS and the Laurel County Fire / Rescue.

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