November 29, 2013
CORBIN — One man is dead following a two-car collision on Thanksgiving Day.
Edward Carter, 78, of Gray, died from injuries sustained in the crash after he was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
On Thursday, Kentucky State Police Post 10 received a wireless 911 call reporting the crash had occurred on U.S. 25E in front of Lynn Camp High School near Corbin in Knox County.
Upon Trooper Russ Maynard’s arrival, it was determined that a 2013 Ford Fiesta operated by Carter was attempting to make a left turn onto KY 830. Carter failed to yield the right of way to a 2007 Dodge Ram operated by Lee Shrout, 67, of Richmond.
Carter’s vehicle was struck on the right passenger side in the southbound lane of U.S. 25E. He received multiple blunt force injuries and was airlifted to the UK Medical Center. Carter died from his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:54 a.m. on Friday by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, according to state police.
Shrout was not injured, state police said.
Alcohol and drugs did not appear to be a factor in the crash, police said.
The collision is still under investigation by Maynard.
Maynard was assisted at the scene by West Knox Fire Department, Knox EMS and AirEvac.