LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel County Sheriff's Deputy/Crash Reconstructionist Brad Mink is investigating a three vehicle single traffic fatality which occurred on KY 229 approximately 6 miles South of London on Monday afternoon April 22, 2024 approximately 1:03 PM.

LSO logo BLACKandGOLD John Root 200Sheriff's investigators report that apparently a motorcycle traveling northbound on KY 229 approached a pickup truck also traveling northbound. The pickup truck allegedly stopped on the roadway for a mail carrier who was also northbound.

The motorcycle reportedly was unable to stop and struck the pickup truck in the rear. After collision, the motorcycle then traveled into the southbound lane of KY 229 and struck a southbound truck and came to a rest position.

The driver of the motorcycle identified as: Johnathon Wyatt age 31 of Barbourville, KY was transported to St. Joseph Hospital London for treatment of life threatening injuries, and was pronounced deceased later Monday afternoon.

Assisting at the scene of the crash was: Other Laurel County Sheriff's deputies, London City Police officers, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, London Laurel Rescue Squad, Campground fire and rescue, Laurel County Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and the Laurel County Coroner's office. No other injuries were reported.

Due to the crash investigation KY 229 was closed for approx. 1 hour and reopened at 3:40 p.m..

Investigation continuing.



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