Police: Wet Roads Lead To Fatal Accident

A Perry County man has died after crashing his vehicle into a tree Thursday afternoon.

According to Kentucky State Police, 20 year old Nicholas D. Cory of Dwarf hydroplaned on a wet road, lost control of his vehicle, and struck a tree along Highway 476. Cory was transported to Hazard ARH where he later died from his injuries. KSP tells WYMT that no seat belts were in use at the time of the collision.

The accident remains under investigation.


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  • by Allison Location: Lexington on May 23, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    I didn't know Nick personally, but I knew several members of his family. They are all very good people who are also very close. My heart goes out to all of them. Although this is a devastating tragedy, remember that Nick is in a better place. RIP Nick.
  • by Todd Deaton Location: Bulan ky on May 22, 2008 at 09:14 AM
    what can i say bout nick i graduated grade and high school with him he was one of a kind one of the nicest person u could ever meet one of the best cross country , and high school wrestler ive ever seen and imma miss him my prayers go out Major Cory and his Family
  • by Nadia Location: colorado on May 21, 2008 at 09:48 PM
    (I was in ROTC with Nick)he was always full of life, happy, and loved by his friends..my heart goes out to everyone that knew him..bc he will be missed..a spark of joy can go a long way..and Nick had that spark..my heart goes out to his family too
  • by Tina Cory Location: Dwarf, KY on May 17, 2008 at 09:30 PM
    It is the belief of the family that the nature of the crash, if the seatbelt had held it would have smashed his upperbody. It would have destroyed the organs that were donated. It is probable that the seatbelt was disengaged in the crash. Thank you for everyone's concerns and prayers.
  • by kk Location: ky on May 17, 2008 at 08:14 PM
    Just an encouragement to anyone seeing what you think might be an accident or someone in trouble, If you feel you can't stop or turn back, or get involved, at least call for help even if you are not sure. you never know your call may save a life. Do what you would hope someone would do for you or your family is they saw something wrong.
  • by Bill Location: Illinois on May 17, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    Has it occurred to you, or the police, that Nick may have removed his seat belt after the accident while trying to extricate himself from the vehicle? He used seatbelts conscientiously. It's unfair of the police and the media to conclude that seat belts were not in use. Injured though he was, his first impulse would have been to get out of that car! I very strongly suspect that's when he removed his belt.
  • by Goebel Location: Lexington on May 17, 2008 at 05:54 AM
    I urge everyone to slow down when it rains. You will never believe how slick the road is until you lose traction. I have had to accidents and both times it was raining
  • by Mark Location: Cincinnati, OH on May 16, 2008 at 11:12 PM
    My prayers go out to Nick and his family. May he rest in peace and never be forgotten. He was a great friend.
  • by Chanda Location: Hazard on May 16, 2008 at 08:52 PM
    I went to high school with Nick, and hearing that he's gone at such a young age is the most shocking and furthermore,tragic thing that I've heard in a long time. My deepest condolences go out to the Cory family.
  • by jenn Location: ky on May 16, 2008 at 07:31 PM
    I went to school with nick his mom and dad both taught me my heart goes out to this family i will have you in my prayers
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