Man Killed After Car Plunges Into Pond In Boone Co.

Posted at 4:53 PM, Apr 14, 2018

BOONE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) – A man was killed late Friday after his car plunged into small pond in Union.

It happened just before 11 Friday night on Kentucky 536 near Hempsteade Drive, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. Authorities say 50-year-old Bryan Hammon of Florence, Kentucky, was traveling eastbound when his car veered off the road into an embankment. The car then traveled several hundred feet before landing in a small pond where it became completely submerged.

Members of the Union Fire Department, Boone County Water Rescue, and the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team responded to the scene for the rescue and recovery. Despite their efforts, Hammon was pronounced dead at the scene. Rescue crews searched the pond and confirmed Hammon was the only occupant of the vehicle.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit is handling the investigation trying to determine the initial cause of the collision.