Fatal Traffic Crash / Whitley County

Fatal Crash

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at approximately 9:10 AM, Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash with a fatality on KY HWY 3041 in the Corbin community of Whitley County.

Upon arrival, Trooper Craig Sutton determined that a 2016 Kenworth commercial vehicle operated by Larry W. Lyle, 57, of Lexington, KY was traveling eastbound when he was struck by a 2002 Chevrolet 7500 commercial vehicle traveling westbound, operated by Mitchell T. Shelton, 40, of Williamsburg.

Shelton, who was not wearing a seatbelt was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office.

Lyle was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision and was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Trooper Sutton is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Troopers from Post 11, Kentucky State Police Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper David Hobbs, Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Corbin Fire Department, Whitley County EMS and Whitley County Coroner’s Office.

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