TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Traffic Crash in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 05/09/11
(London, Ky.) -- On Monday, May 09, 2011 at 10:15 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash located at the Rockcastle River off of KY 1956 (Somerset Road) in Laurel County.
Upon arrival Trooper Richie Baxter determined that a blue, 2008, Honda, Element was traveling on a dirt road when entered the Rockcastle River.
The operator, James T. Wilson, Jr., 22, of Bronston, KY stated he was driving on the unfamiliar road on Sunday morning around 2 AM when he drove into the river. Wilson was able to escape the vehicle without injury.
Trooper Baxter is in charge of the crash investigation.