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KSP investigates vehicle vs. pedestrian fatality in Barbourville

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

From KSP Post 10 -

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, at approximately 6:28 p.m, Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from Knox County Dispatch requesting assistance with a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Ky 3439 in Barbourville community of Knox County.

Troopers Tate Knight, Joshua Messer, Taylor Mills, and Sidney Wagner responded to the scene for assistance. Detective Jake Middleton also responded to the scene to reconstruct the collision.

The initial investigation indicates a 2010 Dodge Ram, operated by Phillip Cox was traveling north on KY 3439 when he collided with a pedestrian who was walking north in the roadway.

The pedestrian was identified as 24-year-old Brandon Warren, who was transported from the scene to the Barbourville ARH hospital for his injuries by Knox County EMS. He was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:35 p.m. by the Knox County Deputy Coroner Brian Senters.

KSP Det. Jake Middleton is continuing the investigation.

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