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KYTC Employee Killed In Wolfe County Crash

Posted at 9:57 AM, Nov 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 09:57:14-05

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet employee was killed in a crash Thursday.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday on Ky 205 near the junction of Ky 191.

An initial investigation by the Kentucky State Police indicates John Fugate, 48, was killed when a vehicle driven by Jamie Fallen crossed the centerline on KY 205 and struck Fugate’s truck head-on.

Fallen was airlifted to seek medical attention at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Fugate was pronounced at the scene.

A long-time employee of the Cabinet, Fugate served as a transportation engineering technologist in the Materials Lab of the Department of Highways District 10 office.

KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas expressed his condolences for the fallen transportation employee.

“We are deeply saddened to unexpectedly lose a member of the KYTC family,” said 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.”