TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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East Bernstadt Man Killed in a Vehicle Collision on KY 490
Date of News Release: 10/19/2012
(LONDON, KY.) –– On Friday, October 19, 2012 at approximately 9:22 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on KY 490 in Laurel County.
Upon arrival Trooper John Barnett determined that a 1999, black, Ford, F-150, pickup, operated by Lloyd J. Smith, 27, of East Bernstadt, was eastbound on KY 490 when it failed to negotiate a curve, struck several trees and came to rest in a vacant field.
Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.
No drug or alcohol usage was suspected. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.
Trooper Barnett is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Laurel County EMS and the Cross Roads Fire Department.