Fatal Traffic Crash / Whitley County
Date of News Release: 1/17/2018
London, KY.(January 16, 2018) - On Monday, January 15, 2018 at approximately 3:24 PM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on US HWY 25 in the Corbin community of Whitley County.
Upon arrival, Trooper Jeremy Elliotte determined that a 2002 Chevrolet cavalier operated by Kyle A. Stoerger, 28, of Jellico, TN was traveling southbound when he crossed the center-line and struck a 2001 Ford F-250 head-on which was traveling northbound operated by Martin O. Myers, 41, of Williamsburg.
Stoerger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.
Myers was transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center where he received treatment for his injuries.
Drug usage is suspected to be a factor in the collision.
Trooper Elliotte is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Troopers from Post 11, Whitley County Sheriff’s Office, Whitley County EMS, Whitley County Coroner’s Office and the Oak Grove Fire Department.