Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Brandenburg Man Killed in a Collision on US-31E
Date of News Release: 09/05/2012
(Post 12 Frankfort) -- The Kentucky State Police Elizabethtown Post is investigating a fatal collision in Spencer County. On Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at approx., 12:21 PM, KSP Post 12 received a 911 call reporting an injury collision on US-31E (Old Louisville Rd) west of Taylorsville, KY.
A 2004 Jeep operated by Joseph D. Powers, age 50 of Brandenburg, KY was traveling south on US-31E when the driver crossed into the north and south lanes several times. The driver lost control and struck a tree on the northbound side on the roadway.
Spencer County Coroner pronounced the driver deceased at the collision scene. A toxicology report is pending and the collision is under investigation by Tpr. Eric Hines Post 4 Elizabethtown. KSP was assisted by Nelson and Spencer County emergency personnel.