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3 die in separate crashes

Three men died last Wednesday from injuries they sustained in separate crashes.
A Lanesville man died from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash at approximately 11 p.m.
According to a crash report from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept., Robert W. Cox, 42, was traveling east on S.R. 62 near the Harrison-Floyd County line and Smith Creek Road when, for an unknown reason, the 2005 Chrysler Sebring he was driving went off the south side of the roadway.
The car continued to travel off the roadway for approximately 400 feet before coming back onto the highway. The vehicle then traveled approximately 100 feet before spinning over to the north side of S.R. 62 then striking a concrete barrier on the passenger side of the car and going over an embankment.
Cox was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police report indicates unsafe speed may have been a contributing factor, and that, although an airbag deployed, Cox was not wearing a seat belt.
A New Salisbury man was killed after a deer crashed through the windshield of his truck near Hardinsburg.
Donald R. Harris, 55, was behind the wheel of a 1990 Chevrolet pick-up truck as it traveled west on U.S. 150. As Harris approached S.R. 66, about 5:55 a.m., a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta driven by William Sizemore, 58, of Paoli, who was headed in the opposite direction, struck a deer.
The deer went airborne and flew into the windshield of the oncoming pickup, killing Harris instantly. The truck continued westbound for about 650 feet, where it left the roadway and crashed through a wire fence before coming to rest in a field.
A Fairdale, Ky., man died last Wednesday afternoon when he was ejected from his motorcycle in Leavenworth.
Gerald Copley, 68, was leading a group of four motorcycles from Leavenworth north to S.R. 62 just before 4 p.m. when he ran off the roadway in a sharp curve, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Dept.
Copley, who was not wearing a helmet, was ejected from his 2001 Yamaha into a tree. He was pronounced dead by the Crawford County coroner.

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