, Corbin, KY

Local News

May 31, 2013

Laurel man jumps off Hwy. 770 bridge

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A Laurel County man was declared dead Thursday afternoon after he stopped his truck on the bridge on Hwy. 770 over the Laurel River.

Witnesses reported seeing the white Ford F-350 flatbed truck stop on the bridge and the male driver exit the vehicle and jump over the side.

Several crews arrived at the scene, and the London-Laurel County Rescue Team got on a boat and sent two divers into the water.

After searching the water directly beneath the bridge for approximately 30 minutes, divers located the man.

Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling said the likely cause of death is drowning. He added that based on witness testimony, the man likely committed suicide.

Inside the truck on the seat was the man’s driver’s license.

Traffic was down to one lane across the bridge while rescue personnel and law enforcement worked the scene for a little more than an hour.

On hand was the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department, members of the East Knox Volunteer Fire Department, who handled traffic control, the Homeland Security’s Division of Public Safety, The Department of Forestry, and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.

The identification of the victim will not be released until family members are notified, according to Bowling.

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