Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Police say a medical emergency led to a single vehicle accident and the death of a Brownsville man early Saturday morning in Brownsville.
Brownsville Police reported that they witnessed a company utility pickup driving on KY HWY 70 (Morgantown Road) around 6am on October 19th, headed toward the intersection of HWY 70 and 259 when the truck began to veer off the left hand side of the road.
Police said the truck grazed a utility pole, traveled through the ditch, then back onto 259 where it came to final rest in the grass near the Dollar General.
The driver was identified as Timothy Young, 42, of Brownsville, who was reportedly unresponsive in the vehicle.
"It did not appear that the accident caused the driver to be unresponsive, rather it appeared that the driver suffered some sort of medical emergency that caused him to be unconscious," said Brownsville Police Chief Jeff Jewell, who witnessed the accident.
He said that Young was transported to the Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased. Chief Jewell said the cause of death appeared to be a heart attack, not the vehicle accident.
Responding to the scene was Edmonson EMS and Brownsville Fire Department. Assisting was the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office. The investigation was led by Brownsville Police.