Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Car Accident in Breckenridge, Kentucky

Posted on May 09, 2012
May 9, 2012 – Breckenridge, Ky. – A man lost his life in a single-vehicle car accident on Saturday, May 5.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the accident happened during the night on Butler Hobbs Road. A 2004 Honda Civic was travelling northbound on the roadway when its driver lost control and it went off the side of the road. The vehicle then crashed into a ditch and flipped.

The vehicle’s driver, David Fromme, 20, was thrown from the vehicle on impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said that Fromme was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and there were no other passengers in Fromme’s car. No further injuries or fatalities have been reported.

The cause of the accident remains to be determined. State police said that they are waiting on toxicology results, but they do not believe alcohol or drugs were factors. The crash is under ongoing investigation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.

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