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Leslie County Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

Date of News Release: 08/17/2015

(Hyden, KY) - A Hyden man was fatally injured after being involved in a single vehicle car crash early Monday morning. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard was notified by Leslie County Emergency Office Center at approximately 8:32 a.m., of a collision on Highway 421 in the Rockhouse community of Leslie County.

At the scene, it was determined that a Ford Aerostar van was traveling south on Highway 421 when the vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned in a creek. The driver of the van, 61 year old Rufus Gibson of Hyden, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Leslie County Coroner Greg Walker. This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Earl Whitaker with KSP Post 13.