Police Suspect Speeding In Knott County Crash

A deadly crash is under investigation in Knott County.

Kentucky State Police say 38-year-old Mark Johnson of Topmost lost control of his car on Route 7 Saturday afternoon and hit a tree.

Police say Johnson was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene.

Investigators believe he was speeding at the time of the crash.

No one else was hurt.


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  • by Billy Bartley Location: Elkhorn City on Jul 21, 2008 at 02:02 PM
    I was blessed to have been able to know mark and also be a co-worker... It was very hard going to work today and not having him there,He will be sadly missed by not only me but more of his co-workers who will miss him also. His accident was unfortunate and my prayers go out to his wife and family
  • by Peggy Location: Texas on Jul 21, 2008 at 12:16 PM
    My heart goes out to Tina and her son! I've known Tina since 1st grade and got to know Mark in High School. These two were meant for each other. I am so so sorry that you have to feel pain like this. God Bless! Love you Tina!
  • by Virginia Location: North Judson on Jul 21, 2008 at 08:11 AM
    May the mercy of God's loving grace surround Mark's wife,son,mother,father and all of his family. Know that the love and prayers from our family to your; is reaching across the miles to lend comfort to you during this time of grief,and deepest sadness. Love & Prayers always
  • by Anita Location: Topmost ky on Jul 21, 2008 at 06:02 AM
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Tina and Dalton and the rest of the family. I know that they are all heart broken and I just hope they put their trust in God and know that he will take them through this and will be their solid rock and their shoulder to cry on.....may God bless you all and I am so sorry for your loss.
  • by Kelly Location: Letcher on Jul 21, 2008 at 04:06 AM
    I knew Mark. He was an underground coal miner, and dedicated family man. He was an honest hard working man. May God be with his family during this time of loss, and heartbreak.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Topmost, KY on Jul 20, 2008 at 08:17 PM
    This is an unfortunate accident. I know this family very well and they are such loving people. He will truly be missed by each of them as well as his neighbors and friends. It is so un fortunate that his young son is having to deal with such a loss as one of his father. Though we will never know what happened to him prior to or during the accident, I'm sure God was with him and I pray that He is with this family to watch over them and guide them in their darkest hours without this loving husband, father, and most of all special son. God Bless the family now an dforever.
  • by Crystal Location: Knott Co on Jul 20, 2008 at 06:23 PM
    I know some of the members of this family and they are such good people. I pray that GOD is with them each and everyone to help them through this tough time.

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