Update: Funeral arrangements announced for Kentucky Transportation employee who died in crash

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WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - UPDATE: We now know the funeral arrangements Kentucky Transportation Employee, John Fugate, who died in a crash last week.

Fugate, 48, died Thursday when a car crossed the centerline and hit him head-on.

His funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in West Liberty.


Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Thursday around 1 p.m.

Officials say 34-year-old Jamie Edgar Fallen was traveling northbound on Highway 205 when his 2006 Pontiac crossed the center line and collided head-on with a white Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a man.

Fallen was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. We do not know the extent of his injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as John Fugate, 48.

Fugate worked for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 10 (KYTC) as a transportation engineering technologist.

“We are deeply saddened to unexpectedly lose a member of the KYTC family,” said KYTC Secretary Thomas. “John will be missed and we truly honor all of his decades of faithful service to the Cabinet. Our hearts are with his family, friends and fellow colleagues during this time of grief.”

“Our hearts are heavy for the family of John Fugate, a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly on behalf of the Commonwealth and KYTC for over 23 years,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “Let us all remember his family, friends, and community in prayer during this incredibly difficult time.”

"We in District 10 are shocked and saddened by this news,” said District 10 Chief District Engineer Corbett Caudill. “John Fugate was a longtime, valued employee, and many remember his father who also worked for District 10 and retired about 15 years ago. Our hearts go out to the Fugate family. He will be missed, and we mourn along with John's family."

Kentucky State Police Post 8 is investigating the crash.

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