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Vehicle crashes off highway into water, killing 1

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Posted at 4:48 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 10:26:18-04

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 23-year-old man was killed when his vehicle crashed off a highway into water early Thursday morning in Rockcastle County.

Officials with the Mount Vernon Fire Department said a 1999 Dodge Q15, driven by Shawn H. Smith, was traveling southbound on Interstate Highway 75 near Flat Gap Road at about 12:50 a.m. "when it left the roadway and came to a rest partially submerged in water."

The Rockcastle County Coroner pronounced Smith dead at the scene.

Kentucky State Police are investigating the cause of the crash.