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KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Floyd County

Date of News Release: 02/08/2016

(Prestonsburg, KY) - Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Floyd County during the evening hours of Sunday, February 07, 2016.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Goldsmith Hercule was traveling on KY Route 114 in the Prestonsburg community of Floyd County. The vehicle operated by Hercule crossed into the oncoming lane, colliding with a vehicle operated by Jeffery Arnett. Kevin Marsillette was a passenger in Hercule's vehicle, and was transported by EMS to Highlands Regional Medical Center before being flown to University of Kentucky HealthCare. Marsillette, 19 of Prestonsburg, was pronounced deceased at UK HealthCare due to injuries sustained in the collision.

Evidence at the scene indicates Marsillette was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Kentucky State Police. The collision is under investigation by Trooper John Gabbard.