Leslie Co. man dies in single-vehicle crash

Special to Civitas Media

HYDEN — A Hyden man was fatally injured after being involved in a single-vehicle car crash early Monday morning.

Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard was notified by Leslie County Emergency Office Center, at approximately 8:32 a.m., of a collision on U.S. 421 in the Rockhouse community of Leslie County.

At the scene, it was determined that a Ford Aerostar van was traveling south on U.S. 421 when the vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned in a creek.

The driver of the van, Rufus Gibson, 61, of Hyden, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Leslie County Coroner Greg Walker.

This incident remains under investigation by Trooper Earl Whitaker with KSP Post 13.

Special to Civitas Media

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