Man dies in crash


Staff Report



A Bell County man died in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening at Frakes.

According to a press release from the Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Bell County Dispatch received a call of a single-vehicle crash with injuries in the Frakes community on KY 3483.

Responding to the collision was Bell County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Brooks assisted by Sgt. Jared Smith and Nick Capps, who discovered a black 1994 Ford, driven by Donald Jones, 70, of Jack Powers Road, over a small embankment.

The release also states, the preliminary investigation determined that Jones was operating the vehicle when he apparently lost control, traveled over the embankment, with the car landing on its side in a field adjacent to the road. Due to the severity of the incident, Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele was called to the scene to officially pronounce Jones dead at the scene.

Assisting on scene was Frakes Volunteer Fire Department, Bell County Rescue Squad and Bell County EMS. The cause of the collision is still pending investigation.

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Staff Report

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