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Laurel County Sheriff charges manslaughter after fatal crash on Pine Grove School Road

From The Laurel County Sheriff's Department -

William Petrey - LCCC

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Lieut./Accident Reconstructionist Chris Edwards along with Sheriff's detectives and deputies investigated an incident which resulted in a death that occurred on Pine Grove school Road approximately 4 miles South of London on Wednesday morning April 21, 2021, at approximately 8:55 AM.


Sheriff's investigators reported that allegedly 37-year-old William Petrey of Woodbine was driving a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck with a female in the back of the pickup screaming for the driver to stop the truck however the driver continued along the roadway running off the roadway striking two fence posts and a tree ejecting the female from the back of the pickup truck causing her to strike a barn causing fatal injuries to her. The pickup truck continued across the field of the barn out of control before coming to rest.


The victim is identified as Rebecca Warren age 37 of London – pronounced deceased at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner's office.


Petrey was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center charged with manslaughter – second-degree.

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