KY security officer discovers fiery crash that killed Fayette First County Attorney www.privateofficer.com
Woodford County KY May 5 2012 Fayette First Assistant County Attorney Brian Mattone died late Wednesday in a fiery auto crash in Woodford County.
Woodford County Coroner Ronald Owens said Mattone’s body was badly burned, and dental records were used to help make the identification.
The coroner said the cause of death was blunt-force trauma. “He was dead before the vehicle caught on fire,” Owens said.
Mattone was driving a Toyota 4Runner east on Old Frankfort Pike when the SUV went off the left side of the road, struck a tree and went through a plank fence, Versailles police Lt. Daniel Clark said.
The vehicle then caught fire. “By the time our officers arrived, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames, and there wasn’t anything anybody could do,” Clark said.
Fayette County Attorney Larry Roberts said he went to the crash scene, where he saw Mattone’s cellphone and a placard from the county attorney’s office.
The crash between Aiken and Midway roads was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday by a night security guard who was driving in the area and came upon the wreck, Clark said.