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One dead following crash in Laurel County, driver charged with manslaughter

Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 12:28 PM EDT
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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - At least one person is dead Wednesday following a crash in Laurel County.

Crews with the London-Laurel Rescue Squad said they responded to the crash on 231 Pine Grove Rd. around 9 a.m.

Investigators with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office accuse 37-year-old William Petrey of driving his pickup truck with 37-year-old Rebecca Warren in the back screaming for him to stop the truck.

Petrey did not stop and ended up hitting two fence posts and a tree. Warren was thrown out of the truck and hit a barn, causing fatal injuries.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s Office.

Petrey was charged with second-degree manslaughter and was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

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