Fatal Crash Under Investigation

Floyd County, KY — Kentucky State Police at the Pikeville Post are investigating a fatal traffic crash in Floyd County. Troopers responded to the crash shortly before 12:30 yesterday afternoon on KY Route 122 just past the South Floyd School. The initial investigation indicates a passenger vehicle, driven by 79-year-old Clark Thornsberry of Melvin, failed to negotiate a curve, struck the guardrail, left the roadway and struck an embankment. Thornsberry was pronounced deceased by Floyd County Coroner Greg Nelson. This remains an open investigation.