KSP investigates fatal crash in Hart County

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision in Hart County.

Just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22nd,  the Kentucky State Police Post 3 was requested to respond to South Dixie Highway near the intersection of L and N Turnpike in reference to a fatal collision.

According to KSP, a preliminary investigation revealed that a Hart County Constable attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo traveling at a high rate of speed on US 31-W northbound.

The Monte Carlo failed to stop and maintained a high rate of speed causing the constable to lose visual of the vehicle near Rowletts Road.

The vehicle continued north on US 31-W where the driver lost control of the vehicle near Ky 335.  The operator, Michael E. Johnson,34, of West Point, Ky, was ejected after the vehicle struck an embankment and overturned.

Johnson was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Hart County Coroner.  Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision.

The investigation is still on-going.