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One person killed in fiery crash

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

Investigators say he was late to work--a driver who died on a central Kentucky road this morning.

It happened just after 7:00 on Lemons Mill Rd. near Newtown Pike in Scott County.

Police say the driver lost control, and crashed into a tree.

The truck caught on fire, and police say someone who drove up on the the accident tried to help, but the flames got out of control.

"The subject inside seemed to be unresponsive at first," says Lt. Jeremy Day, with the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

The Scott County coroner says blunt force trauma to the head killed 33-year-old Bobby J. Gunter.

The 2000 blue Dodge Dakota pick-up truck was wrapped around a tree, the driver trapped inside.

Police say Lemons Mill road is narrow and can be dangerous.

"If you do make a mistake, the slightest mistake can send you off the road, and three feet into a tree."

The truck caught fire as well, and someone who drove up on the scene of the accident tried to help.

"The witness did have a fire extinguisher and attempted to extinguish the fire himself, but was unsuccessful," Day says.

Police say the road is a frequent cut-through for drivers between Lexington and Georgetown. With no shoulders, it gives no leeway for mistakes.

"it is a very dangerous, curvy, narrow road, and accidents on this road are unfortunately common."

While Lt. Day says unfortunately it is common to have accidents like this on Lemons Mill Road, he says it's uncommon for one of this degree to happen.

The Scott County coroner tells NEWSFIRST Gunter is from Georgetown and has a wife and four children.

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