UPDATE: Driver of fatal armored truck crash identified

Courtesy: News Journal

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The driver of an armored truck who died in a crash Wednesday in Whitley County has been identified.

The victim was 59-year old John E. Adkins, from Versailles, according to the Woodford Sun.

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The newspaper reports Adkins was a former volunteer firefighter with the Versailles Fire Department.

Investigators say he was driving an armored truck on KY 92 when the vehicle left the road, went down an embankment and hit a tree.  Adkins died at the scene.  His passenger was seriously injured, according to investigators.

Authorities say no one in the truck was wearing a seat belt.  The deadly crash remains under investigation.

*Note:  The accident scene photo that accompanies this story is courtesy of the News Journal.