Fatal crash on Cumberland Parkway in Metcalfe Co.

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Edmonton, Ky.(WTVQ)- Kentucky State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in a death Monday on the Cumberland Parkway, near the 35 mile marker.

KSP says preliminary investigations indicate that 48-year-old Paul Edward Smith of Hot Springs Nagarland, AR was driving a 2011 Freightliner traveling east on the parkway. Smith for an unknown reason traveled through the median across the west bound lanes where he hit a guardrail and rock embankment.

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The Metcalfe County Coroner pronounced Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt, dead at the scene.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at: (1-800-222-5555).  Citizens can call to confidentially report impair drivers or any criminal activity.  You may also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.  The app is available for IPhone, IPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple or Google Play stores.  Download the KSP mobile app by searching “KSPOLICE” in the app store and you can also follow along on twitter @KYStatePolice.