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News Release

Crash Claims the Life of a Perry County Man - KSP Post 13 is investigating

Date of News Release: 6/5/2017

Hazard, Ky. (June 2, 2017) - A Perry County man was fatally injured in a single vehicle crash Thursday evening. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 responded to Right Fork Maces Creek Road in the Viper community of Perry County, after calls came in advising of the collision just after 7:00 p.m. Viper Fire Department and Perry County EMS also responded.

Troopers and other first responders arriving on the scene located a 2014 Jeep Compass resting in the middle of the roadway with a single motorist inside. Witnesses at the scene advised Troopers that the vehicle went off the roadway and struck an embankment before stopping in the roadway. Ryan D. Hughes, 33 of Viper was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Perry County Coroner.

No autopsy will be performed, and toxicology results, which are routinely collected during fatal crash investigations, are pending. This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Ethan Lewis with KSP Post 13.