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Kentucky State Police investigating a fatal collision in Whitley County

From Kentucky State Police Post 11 -

On Monday, July 18, 2022, at approximately 11:53 AM, the Kentucky State Police, London Post responded to a single vehicle collision that occurred on Interstate I-75 Northbound at the 23-mile marker in Whitley County.


The initial investigation indicates that a 2002 GMC Pickup operated by 58-year-old Russell E. Helton of Woodbine, KY, was traveling north on Interstate I-75, when he lost control of his vehicle, causing him to leave the road and flip.


As a result of the collision, Mr. Helton suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner.


Trooper Roaden is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Post 11 Personnel, the Corbin City Police, Whitley County EMS, Corbin Rescue Squad and the Whitley County Coroner’s office.

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