Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Wreck in Owsley County
Date of News Release: 11/29/2013
(Booneville, KY) -- On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 6:55 p.m. EST the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post responded to a fatal collision on KY-30 East in Owsley County.
Initial investigation has revealed that a Chevrolet S-10 was traveling east on KY-30 approximately seven miles east of Booneville. The vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment causing it to overturn. The operator, Luther McIntosh, 46 years old of Jackson, died at the scene. Alcohol appeared to be a factor in the collision and the driver was not wearing his seat belt. The passenger in the vehicle, Elizabeth McIntosh, 26 years old of Booneville, was air lifted to the UK Medical Center.
Trooper Bobby Edwards is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Jarrod Smith, Sergeant Glen Combs, Owsley County Sheriff's Department, Owsley County Rescue Squad and the Owsley County Coroner.