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Drug use suspected in Kentucky crash that kills one

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The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two vehicle crash that killed one driver.

The collision happened around 1:55 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of US 23 and The Grant Bridge in Greenup County, KY.


27-year-old Benjamin R. Johnston of Portsmouth, OH was driving a moped traveling Southbound on US 23 and attempted to turn left onto the Grant Bridge.  44-year-old Jamie Miller, also of Portsmouth, was driving Northbound in a Ford Explorer.  KSP reports that it appeared that Miller had failed to stop at the red light at the intersection and struck Johnston. 

Drug usage is suspected as a factor in the collision. 

Johnston was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center and was pronounced dead at 2:05 p.m.. 

Miller and another passenger in the SUV were unharmed.

Any charges are pending completion of the investigation.

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