Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Single Vehicle Fatality in Harlan County
Date of News Release: 10/24/2011
(Harlan, KY) -- On October 24, 2011 at approximately 6:37 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Harlan received a call in reference to a single vehicle collision on U.S. 421 in the Grays Knob community of Harlan County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a 1990 GEO Tracker operated by 22 year old John Kelly was traveling north on U.S.421 when he left the center of the roadway and then overcorrected the vehicle. The vehicle then slid sideways and left the roadway. The vehicle overturned and ejected Mr. Kelly.
John Kelly was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Harlan County Coroner's office. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Jason Joseph.