One Dead in Greenup County Crash; Drugs Suspected

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man on a moped was killed in a crash with an SUV in Greenup County Sunday.

The accident happened on U.S. 23 at the intersection leading onto the Grant Bridge just before 2 p.m.

Kentucky State Police say Benjamin R. Johnston, 27, of Portsmouth, Ohio, was killed.

Troopers say the driver of the SUV, a 44-year-old woman from Portsmouth, ran a red light at the intersection and hit Johnston.

State Police say they suspect drug use was a factor in the woman hitting Johnston. According to troopers, charges are pending.

Johnston was taken to Southern Ohio Medical Center where he died

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