(Martin KY) February 7, 2020 – Post 9 received a 911 call just before 7AM of a single vehicle accident on KY 80 in Martin.
Upon Troopers arrival it was determined the operator of a Toyota passenger vehicle had lost control on the off ramp of KY 80 into the City of Martin. The vehicle struck a guardrail then overturned.
The victim James Curry (80 yoa) from Melvin KY, was pronounced deceased at Our Lady of the Way ARH hospital in Martin by deputy coroner Chuck Hall.
The slick road conditions appear at this time to be a contributing factor in the crash. Drugs or Alcohol are not suspected at this time pending toxicology reports. The Kentucky State Police will reconstruct the crash.
Further information will be released as it develops.
Trooper Hurtt is leading this investigation
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