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Fatal Traffic Crash in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 08/05/2014

(LONDON, KY.) - On Tuesday, August 05, 2014 at approximately 3:08 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, London received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on North Bee Rock Road in McCreary County.

Upon arrival Trooper Wendell Higginbotham determined that a 2001, Chevrolet, Silverado, operated by Dustin A. Strunk, 17, of Stearns, was traveling northbound on Bee Rock RD when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck an embankment and overturned.

Strunk was pronounced dead at the scene by the McCreary County Coroners Office.

Trooper Higginbotham is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Tony Dingess, McCreary County Sheriff's Office, Whitley City Fire Department, McCreary County EMS and Eagle Sawyer Fire Department.