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KSP Investigates Fatal Accident in Floyd County

Date of News Release: 05/28/2015

(Betsy Layne, KY) – The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision in Floyd County that occurred in the morning hours of May 28, 2015.

The initial investigation indicates that Eunice Morton, 76 years old of Pikeville, Kentucky, was driving on US23 in the Betsy Layne community, when the vehicle she was operating struck the guardrail, then traveled across US23 just before crashing into a rock embankment. Morton was pronounced deceased at the scene by Floyd County Coroner Greg Nelson. Information obtained at the scene indicates that Morton was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Jonathan Dixon.