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One Killed in a Single Vehicle Collision on KY 312

Date of News Release: 04/25/2010

(London, Ky.) -- On Saturday, April 24, 2010, approximately 10:00 AM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on KY 312 in Laurel County.

Upon arrival KSP Trooper Michelle Lunsford determined that a 1984 Toyota pickup truck was northbound on KY 312 when it dropped of the shoulder of the roadway, overcorrected and skidded across both lanes of KY 312 and struck a tree.

The operator of the Toyota, Gary B. Johnson, 64, of Corbin was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Laurel County Deputy Coroner Chris Vanover.

Mr. Johnson was not seat belted at the time of the crash and no drug or alcohol usage is suspected.

Trooper Lunsford is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by the Keavy Volunteer Fire Department, London / Laurel County Rescue Squad, the Laurel County Coroner's Office and the Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.

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