UPDATE: Victim in deadly Laurel Co. crash identified

Driver killed in fiery crash, pickup truck wrapped around tree on KY 472 in Laurel County 2-23-17

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The driver of a pickup truck who was killed after losing control in a curve and hitting a tree on KY 472, just east of London Thursday afternoon, has been identified.

According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, the victim is 41-year-old Shawn Baker   of Robinson Rd. West, London.

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Investigators say the pickup caught fire. Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened around 4:45 p.m., shutting down that stretch of KY 472 for two hours, according to investigators.