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KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Lee County

Date of News Release: 10/06/2014

(Beattyville, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that happened just after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014 in Lee County.

The initial investigation has revealed that Douglas M. Olinger, 23 years old of Beattyville, KY was driving a 1994 Ford Truck on KY-498 near KY-11. Olinger lost control of his vehicle, and struck a tree after leaving the roadway. A passenger in the vehicle, Kyle D. Dunaway, 21 years old of Beattyville, died at the scene as a result of his injuries. The driver of the vehicle and another passenger, John Olinger of Beattyville, were transported to UK Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Ty Robinson.