One dead, others injured in afternoon accident north of London


Law enforcement officials are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred today on KY 1394 in Laurel County. Sheriff John Root reports that the Laurel Sheriff’s Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, Lt. Chris Edwards along with Deputy Greg Poynter , Deputy Dustin Saylor and Deputy Travis Napier are investigating a single vehicle single traffic fatality which occurred approximately 7 miles north of London on Wednesday afternoon June 22, 2022 around 3:50 PM.

Sheriff’s Investigators report that apparently a white colored Ford SUV traveling westbound on KY 1394 left the roadway, crashing through a fence traveling down an embankment and then rolled and flipped, striking another section of fence before coming to rest.

One occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two occupants were ejected and two entrapped in the vehicle. Three occupants were transported by medical helicopter to UK med center- one with serious life-threatening injuries, two with serious injuries. One occupant was uninjured. Other agencies assisting at the scene included: East Bernstadt fire and rescue, London Laurel County rescue squad, ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, the Laurel County coroner’s office, PHI helicopter, Air Evac helicopter. More information will be released following next of kin notifications. Laurel Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Edwards continues to investigate.

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