LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: A traffic fatality investigation has resulted in a murder arrest in Laurel County.
Presently, details are very sketchy. However, we do know that Wesley Neil Allen, age 29 has been arrested and charged with murder.
According to JailTracker, Allen was booked into the Laurel County Correctional Center at 2:52 AM on Wednesday morning, November 29, 2023.
Wesley Allen is charged with:
This individual is lodged the Laurel County Correctional Center, held on a $250,000.00 CASH bond with court date pending.
Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Case investigated by: Deputy Brad Mink -case officer assisted by: Sgt Travis Napier, Deputy Joe Breeding, Deputy Skyler McFarland, Deputy Byron Grimes, London-Laurel Rescue Squad, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Laurel County Fire Dept. and the Laurel County Coroner's Office.
We will have more details as they are made available.
LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Accident Reconstructionist Deputy Brad Mink is investigating a two vehicle single traffic fatality which occurred on KY 192 approximately 4 miles west of London on Tuesday night November 28, 2023 at approximately 10:17 PM.
The investigating deputy reports that apparently a silver colored GMC pickup driven by Wesley Allen was westbound on KY 192 and crossed the centerline striking a silver colored Honda civic headon driven by Fred Johnson .
- The silver colored GMC pickup had one occupant -the driver identified as: Wesley N. Allen age 29 of London – transported to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment of possible injuries – treated and released.
- The silver colored Honda Civic had one occupant the driver identified as: Fred R. Johnson age 64 of London pronounced deceased at the scene by staff of the Laurel County Coroner's office.
The driver of the GMC pickup – Wesley N. Allen was arrested and charged with murder.
Preliminary investigation indicates alcohol involvement is suspected regarding Wesley N. Allen.
Allen was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Facility.
Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Facility.
Assisting at the scene for the Laurel County Sheriff's office were: Laurel County Sheriff's shift Sgt. Travis Napier, Deputy Joe Breeding, Deputy Skyler McFarland, Deputy Byron Grimes and Constable Robert Smith. Also assisting were: London City Police, London Laurel Rescue Squad, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Laurel County Volunteer Fire Department, and the Laurel County Coroner's office. Investigation is continuing.