UPDATE: 68-year-old dies in Laurel County accident

- Courtesy Laurel County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE 6 P.M. FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2020

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 68-year-old London, Ky., man was killed Friday afternoon when he lost control of his car and it overturned.

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According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, James J. Bowling died in the accident, which happened at about 12:20 p.m. at 578 Langnau Road about eight miles east of London.

Sheriff’s investigators report a Pontiac Grand Am ran off the roadway and overturned on its top causing fatal injuries. Bowling was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s office.

Assisting for the Sheriff’s office were: Maj. Chuck Johnson, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Detective James Sizemore, Detective Bryon Lawson, and Detective Taylor McDaniel.

Laurel Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Edwards, lead investigator, continues the investigation.

Also assisting at the scene was: Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, McWhorter Volunteer Fire Department, London-Laurel Rescue Squad and the Laurel County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE, 2:20 P.M….The road is cleared ad now open.


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators are o the scene on a fatal accident in Laurel County, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The accident happened 578 Langnau Road, which is KY 3435, according to a traffic alert, which said the road will be closed for about two hours. It’s near the intersection with Garland Road northeast of London.

The alert was at 12:50 p.m.

The alert says one person has been killed.

The alert does not list other injuries or details.