One killed in two-vehicle crash in Laurel County

UPDATE (WTVQ)– The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says 85-year-old George Sizemore of Manchester died at UK hospital after Tuesday’s crash.

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – One person was killed in a two-car crash Tuesday

Click on map to enlarge.n two-vehicle crash in Laurel County

afternoon in Laurel County.

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Accident Reconstructionist Deputy Brad Mink along with Deputy Travis Napier are investigating the crash which occurred on KY 30 at the intersection of KY 1394 approximately seven miles north of London at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators report a Kia van was northbound on KY 30 attempting a left turn onto KY 1394 and turned in front of a passenger car traveling southbound on KY 30. The Kia traveled off the roadway over a slight embankment and came to rest. The passenger car came to rest partially blocking southbound KY 30 and part of KY 1394, Root described.

The driver and only occupant of the passenger car was airlifted by PHI Medical helicopter to UK Medical Center in Lexington and later died, according to the sheriff.

The driver and only occupant of the Kia van received minor injuries.

Names of the two drivers, including the fatality ,will be released after next of kin have been notified, Root said.

Assisting for the Laurel County Sheriff’s office at the scene were: Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Napier, Deputy Brent France, Deputy Allen Turner, and Deputy Gilbert Acciardo. Investigation is continuing by Laurel Sheriff’s Deputy/Accident Reconstructionist Brad Mink.

Also assisting at the scene was Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, East Bernstadt Volunteer Fire Department, McWhorter Volunteer Fire Department, London Laurel Rescue Squad, PHI medical helicopter.

Traffic was blocked for approximately 90 minutes while the scene was investigated and cleared causing a traffic backup for several miles in each direction.

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