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One Killed in Owen County Crash

Date of News Release: 06/01/2014

(Owenton, KY) - An Owen County man is dead after a single vehicle crash this afternoon on Highway 607 in Owen County. Joseph Nunnelley, 36 years old from Owenton, KY, was traveling south on Highway 607 at 1:45 p.m. when the vehicle he was driving left the roadway for unknown reasons and hit a tree. Nunnelley, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Owen County Coroner. A passenger in the vehicle, 24 year old Echo Cummins Owenton, KY, was transported by Air Methods, Inc. to the University of Kentucky Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Trooper Dusty Corbin, an accident reconstructionist, is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Corbin was assisted at the scene by the Monterey Fire Department, New Liberty Fire Department, Owen County Rescue and Owen County Life Squad.