TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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One dies in DUI collision on Black Diamond Road in Whitley County
Date of News Release: 11/19/11
(LONDON, KY.) –- On Saturday, November 19, 2011 at approximately 4:54 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on Black Diamond Road in Whitley County.
Upon arrival Trooper Staci Walker determined that a 2005, Toyota, Sienna, van, operated by Christopher S. Hamilton, 27, of Corbin, had traveled off the roadway and struck a tree head-on.
Mr. Hamilton, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley.
Alcohol usage is suspected.
Trooper Walker is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by the Whitley County Sheriff's Department, the Whitley County EMS, the Oak Grove Fire Department and the Whitley County Coroner's Office.