Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Martin Man Killed in a Crash on KY 1428
Date of News Release: 02/05/2012
(Allen, KY) -- KSP Post 9 in investigating a single vehicle crash that happened Sunday evening at approximately 16:41 hrs, 56 year old, Gary L. Arnett, of Martin KY, was pronounced dead at the scene by Floyd County Coroner, Greg Nelson. Arnett was traveling east on KY 1428, while operating a 1997 Chevrolet truck, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle near WMDJ Radio Station. Arnett's vehicle left the right side of the road striking an embankment before overturning, and coming to a final rest on its wheels. Arnett was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Drug use is a suspected factor in the collision. This collision remains under investigation by Trooper Justin Wireman U/563. Trooper Wireman was assisted on scene by KSP Reconstructionist Trooper Bryan Layne U/434, TRAN Star EMS, and Floyd County Rescue Squad.