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Fatal Traffic Crash in Laurel County

Date of News Release: 06/12/11

(London, Ky.) -- On Saturday, June 11, 2011 at approximately 1:04 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a traffic crash, with injury, on US 25, 8 miles south of London in Laurel County.

Upon arrival officers determined that a 2006, Chrysler, 300, passenger car, operated by Travis D. Mahan, 31, of Corbin, was southbound on US 25 when it crossed the centerline and struck a 2002, International, tractor / trailer, operated by Jimmy R. Gray, 55, of Barbourville, head-on.

Mr. Mahan, who was extricated from his vehicle and not wearing a seatbelt, was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington where he later died from his injuries.

Mr. Gray was transported, from the scene, to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin for treatment of his injuries.

Alcohol usage is not suspected but Drug usage is suspected and pending the outcome of lab testing.

KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, the West Knox Fire Department and the Lily Fire Department.

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