Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A 34-year old man has died as a result of a crash in Hart County, according to Kentucky State Police.
KSP reported they responded to South Dixie Highway (US 31- W) near the intersection of L and N Turnpike (KY 335) in reference to a fatal collision on Tuesday, December 22nd at 8:16PM.
According to a KSP press release, a Hart County Constable attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo traveling at a high rate of speed on US 31-W northbound. The Monte Carlo failed to stop and maintained a high rate of speed causing the constable to lose visual of the vehicle near Rowletts Road. The vehicle continued north on US 31-W where the operator lost control of the vehicle near Ky 335, KSP said. The operator, Michael E. Johnson (34) of West Point, Ky, was ejected after the vehicle struck an earth embankment and overturned and he was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Hart County Coroner, KSP said. Johnson was unrestrained at the time of the collision, according to the press release.
The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Mike Wathen. He was assisted on scene by Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Hart County EMS, Hart County Coroner’s Office, Munfordville Fire Department, Horse Cave Police Department, and other KSP personnel.