Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fatal Accident In Knott County

{Lackey, Kentucky}...At approximately 4:20 P.M. Monday, Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call of a two vehicle collision on Hwy 550 in the Lackey community of Knott County. Police say a pickup truck operated by 89 year old Nero Patton of Mousie crossed the center line and struck a vehicle operated by James Smith. Patton was not wearing a safety belt and was ejected from his vehicle. Patton was pronounced dead at the scene, while Smith was air lifted to St. Marys Medical Center in Huntington West Virginia, where he was reported to be in fair condition. The investigation is continuing.