Collision in Greenup, Ky. results in fatality

By Portia Williams - [email protected]

GREENUP, Ky. — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 14 in Ashland, Ky. is investigating a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian led to a fatality at 3730 State Route 2 in Greenup, Ky. on Tuesday, according to a news release from KSP Post 14.

Authorities said on Tuesday, on Tuesday at approximately 2:21 p.m. a collision occurred at 3730 State Route 2 in Greenup County, KY. Janice Gullett, 72, of Greenup, Ky. was operating a 1995 Cadillac and traveling westbound on State Route 2.

As Gullett approached the residence at 3730, the vehicle she was operating traveled off of the westbound shoulder of the roadway and struck a fence.

The vehicle continued westbound onto the gravel driveway at 3730 State Route 2 and struck a parked 2001 Chevrolet truck. Gullett’s vehicle then struck Earnest Bying Johnson, 66, of 3730 State Route 2, and came to final rest after striking a garage at the residence. At the time of the collision Johnson was between the parked Chevrolet and his garage, according to the press release.

Johnson was transported to Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital for life threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at 3:19 p.m. on Tuesday. It is reported that Gullett was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision, but did receive minor injuries. She was transported to Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital treated for her injuries and released.

Master Trooper Michael Murriell and Public Information Officer of KSP Post 14, told The Daily Times more information regarding the crash is forthcoming.

“We do not have any additional information yet. The autopsy was scheduled for today, and it is not completed yet on the deceased, the victim in the collision,” Murriell said. “It will probably be a weeks before we have any other details on what actually transpired, or caused the collision. It is extremely unfortunate.”

Greenup County Sheriff’s Department, Little Sandy Fire Department, Greenup County EMS and the Greenup County Coroner’s Office, all responded to the scene.

At this time the cause of the collision and any possible drug or alcohol involvement is still under investigation. Any criminal charges are currently pending completion of the investigation. The crash remains under investigation by Trooper Bobby King, according to KSP Post 14.

By Portia Williams

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Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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