TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Traffic Crash in Clay County
Date of News Release: 07/28/2014
(LONDON, KY.) - On Saturday, July 26, 2014 at approximately 11:46 AM, the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash involving a fatality on Alderson Branch RD in Clay County.
Upon arrival Trooper Benjamine Graves determined that a 2002, Chrysler, PT Cruiser, operated by Brandon P.Watkins, 23, of Manchester was traveling southbound on Alderson Branch RD when he dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway went over an embankment and struck a tree head on.
Watkins was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Clay County Coroners Office.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Trooper Graves is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Michelle Lunsford, Clay County Sheriff's Office, Clay County EMS and the Fogertown Fire Department.