Driver in Muhlenberg County dies after striking tree, sheriff’s office says

Road Police Lights Generic Crash

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT) – On Friday, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office said a driver involved in an accident on Highway 1163 died.

Authorities said David Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner’s office.

The sheriff’s office said Johnson was traveling eastbound when he dropped off the shoulder of the road, lost control, left the road, and struck a tree.

The accident is under investigation.

Authorities said it’s not known why Johnson crashed.

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(This story was originally published on July 19, 2019)

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