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Victim identified after pickup truck crashes through house

Published: Sep. 1, 2014 at 3:24 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM EDT
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MOUNT EDEN, KY (WAVE) - A man killed while lying in bed when a pickup truck crashed into a Mt. Eden home has been identified.

According to a Shelby County deputy coroner, Kevin Brian Long, 28, was in bed at his girlfriend's home in the 12200 block of Mt. Eden Road late Friday night when the incident happened.

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Kentucky State Police said a 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 48-year-old Mt. Eden man was traveling east on Van Buren Road when the driver left the roadway, striking a utility pole. The vehicle continued to travel east through a field, crashing into the home.

Long was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend was also in bed. She was taken to Jewish Hospital of Shelbyville with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

The driver's name has not been released. Police have not said whether charges will be filed.

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