Driver killed in wreck

A man was killed Thursday morning after his truck crashed on a Bourbon County road.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. on Cane Ridge Road.

56-year-old Melvin Reynolds was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say Reynolds was heading north, when he somehow lost control and crashed into an embankment and fence post.

Police say there's no indication he tried to slow down before the crash.

That leads them to believe a medical condition might have caused the accident.

Police say the road is busy, even before the sun comes up.

"It's a rural farm area," Kentucky State Police Trooper Eric Barnett said. "Most of your early morning traffic is farm related at this time. I'm not really sure what his (Reynolds') occupation was."

Cane Ridge Road was closed for a short time Thursday morning while police cleared the scene.

The deputy coroner tells 27 NEWSFIRST Reynolds' wife said her husband was recently having chest pains.

His body is now in Frankfort for an autopsy.


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