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FATAL WRECK ON JOHNSON FORK

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JOHNSON FORK- A recent Magoffin County High School graduate was the victim of an early-morning wreck on Johnson Fork Wednesday.

Reportedly, around 6 a.m. on September 18, Lynsey Paige Trusty, age 18, of Salyersville, left a friend’s house, traveling east at a high rate of speed toward the Mountain Parkway/Route 134 junction. Officials believe she couldn’t negotiate a curve, dropping off the blacktop on the right side of the road, then back onto the blacktop, skidding over 400 feet, then barrel-rolling over an embankment and ejecting her through a window. 

According to Magoffin County Deputy Coroner Brian Parker, who pronounced the teenager deceased at the scene, said Trusty was not wearing her seatbelt and that a high rate of speed definitely played a factor in the wreck.

Trusty’s body has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy, which is still pending at this time.

According to officials, her body was found several feet away from the vehicle, which landed on its top in the middle of Johnson Fork. 

Trusty graduated in May from the Magoffin County High School.

Services are pending at press time, but a GoFundMe account has been set up to cover funeral costs and is available at https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-fund-for-lynsey-paige-trusty?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

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