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KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Johnson County

Date of News Release: 07/25/2016

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (July 25, 2016) The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

On July 23, 2016, at approximately 4:11 P.M., Troopers from Post 09 responded to assist Paintsville Police Department regarding a collision on KY Route 321 in the Paintsville community of Johnson County. The preliminary investigation revealed that Corvin Salyer, 68 of Paintsville, was struck by a vehicle while operating his motorized wheelchair. Salyer traveled into the path of a vehicle driven by Sharlene Bell. Salyer sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at Paul B Hall Medical Center by Johnson County Coroner JR Frisby.