By James Cook,Times Editor
A late morning accident took the life of a Stanton man last Saturday. Thomas Corbett Newberry was killed when his truck hit a tree in Bowen. He was 37.
The first call came in just after 11 a.m. when someone reported the accident and believed that the truck may have been on fire. Fire personnel from the Middlefork and Stanton volunteer fire departments were dispatched to the scene. Officers from the Powell County Sheriff’s Office, Stanton Police, Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement also went to the scene.
Police say that it appears that Newberry may have lost control coming out of a curve just east of the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 613. It appeared that Newberry’s truck may have left the roadway and struck a tree, then spun to the passenger side along a small tree line. Newberry died at the scene from his injuries.
The Powell County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.