One killed in early morning head-on crash

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

At least one person has died in a Laurel County crash.

It happened around 7 a.m. Thursday on Somerset Road, also known as Highway 1956.

Police say two pick-up trucks collided head-on causing one to flip over a 20-foot embankment.

The man who was driving the truck that flipped died at the scene.

The other driver was airlifted to the UK Hospital.

People who live in the area say deadly accidents are too common on that stretch of the highway.

"This is three or four dead here since I've lived here for 14 years," explained Johny Reed.

Reed could see the aftermath of the deadly crash from his front door and says drivers often ignore the 35-mile-per-hour speed limit.

He also says he's asked the state to make changes on the road.

"I want them to put in a guard rail, but they won't," he explained. "They say they don't have the money."

But to Reed, potentially saving a life is priceless.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department is investigating the crash.

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