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Death Investigation in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 09/24/10

(London, Ky.) -- On Friday September 24, 2010 at 6:52 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash with injury, from the Laurel County 911 Center, on KY 770 in Laurel County.

Upon arrival of officers and EMS personnel it was determined that the operator of the vehicle, Kyle David Kersey, 56, of Corbin, had suffered a gunshot wound to the torso.

Mr. Kersey was transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin where he was pronounced dead by the Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley.

Circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation at this time.

Detective Donald Wilson is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by officers of the Kentucky State Police, the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, the London Police Department, the Laurel County Major Crimes Task Force, the Laurel County EMS and the Whitley County Coroners Office.

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