LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The family of a man killed in a car wreck in Lincoln County is devastated and asking for help paying for the expenses that come with a sudden death.
The wreck happened on US 150 near KY 39, not far from the Crab Orchard community.
The coroner told LEX 18 that 25-year-old Brandon Smith was driving a truck that crossed the center line, hitting another vehicle.
Authorities say Smith was thrown from the vehicle and killed, and two female passengers were flown to UK hospital.
The coroner say people in the vehicle that was hit were uninjured.
The road was blocked for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Smith's family said he was camping and came back home for a few hours before the wreck.
"He came over here to talk to mom, and he was going to take his little daughter back to camping for a second night, and there wasn't enough room in the truck," said Elvin Dyer, Smith's younger brother.
Dyer said his brother was a great father who worked tirelessly to support his three year old daughter.
"He was a very hard worker. He worked every day, sometimes seven days a week," Dyer said.
Smith's family has dealt with tragedy before. In 2009, a sister died while battling Sickle Cell Anemia.
This time around, the family says it is in need of help with the costs the come with another sudden death.
"He didn't have a whole lot of money," Dyer said. "He worked every day, and he got paid every week, but we weren't prepared for nothing like this."
The family has established a Gofundme page to help with burial expenses.
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