Child killed in Lewis County crash

By Portia Williams

August 4, 2014

By Portia Williams


VANCEBURG, Ky. — According to reports from Kentucky State Police, on Aug. 2, 2014, at 5:06 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Morehead, Ky. received a report of a fatal collision on KY 8, in Lewis County.

According to information from Master Trooper Joe Veeneman, Public Affairs Officer for KSP Post 8, Trooper Jason Brown, Trooper Brad Watson, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and Lewis County Fire-Rescue responded to the scene of the crash.

Steven R. Brown, 23, of Garrison, Ky. was operating a 2003 Pontiac Vibe traveling east on KY 8. Brown attempted to negotiate a curve when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. He was flown from the scene to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Passenger Shyla Brown, 24, of Garrison, was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center where she was treated and released. Brown’s five-year-old son was fatally injured in the collision. Brown’s two-year-old son, along with his one-year-old daughter were transported to medical facilities for treatment.

According to KSP Post 8, the collision remains under investigation by Trooper Jason Brown.

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