Gallatin County Fatality Reported

Gallatin County Fatality Reported


A single vehicle crash claimed the life of a Junction resident early Saturday morning.

According to the Gallatin County Coroner’s office, a report of a car on fire came in shortly after 5 Saturday morning on Smokey Road, near Shawneetown.

Upon arriving authorities discovered 23 year old Molly R. Bryant was in the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

This was a single vehicle crash with no passengers. Authorities surmised that Bryant apparently lost control of her vehicle, skidding off the roadway and striking a tree, where the vehicle caught fire.

The Shawneetown Fire Department responded to the scene to extinguish the fire. The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene.

The investigation continues but according to information already released the road transitioned from gravel to blacktop surface where the accident occurred, which may have been a contributing factor to the crash.