London Man Arrested and Charged with Murder Following Deadly Crash

Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting Accident Reconstructionist Deputy Brad Mink is investigating a two-vehicle single fatality on KY 192, about 4 miles west of London. The initial investigation showed that a pickup driven by 29-year-old Wesley Allen, of London, crossed the centerline into the path of a car driven by 64-year-old Fred Johnson, of London. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s Office. Allen was treated for possible injuries, then released. A preliminary investigation indicates alcohol is suspected as being a factor in the crash. Allen was later arrested and charged with murder. He was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center. Assisting at the scene for the Laurel County Sheriff’s office were: Laurel County Sheriff’s shift Sgt. Travis Napier, Deputy Joe Breeding, Deputy Skyler McFarland, Deputy Byron Grimes. Also assisting were: London City Police, London Laurel Rescue Squad, Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Laurel County Volunteer Fire Department, and the Laurel County Coroner’s office. Constable John Smith also assisted on the investigation.