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Kentucky State Police Investigate Spencer County Fatality

Date of News Release: 01/12/2015

(Frankfort, KY) - On January 11, 2015, at approximately 3:59 a.m., Kentucky State Police Trooper K. Armstrong drove up on a single vehicle fatality in Spencer County.

While patrolling, Tpr Armstrong observed a vehicle off the roadway on KY 55, near the 1500 block. Upon investigation, Gabino Chavez-Diaz, age 39, of Shelbyville, was found unresponsive in his vehicle.

Chavez-Diaz was operating a 1997 Black Ford Pickup truck, traveling southbound on KY Hwy 55, when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the oncoming lane and left the roadway. The vehicle came to rest in the northbound tree line.

Chavez-Diaz was pronounce deceased at the scene by the Spencer County Coroner's Office.

Kentucky State Police was assisted at the scene by Spencer County Sheriff's Department, Spencer County EMS, Spencer County Fire, and the Spencer County Coroner's Office.

The investigation is ongoing by the Kentucky State Police, Post 12.

For any questions, please contact Trooper Kendra Wilson, Public Affairs Officer, at (502) 227-2221.