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The Kentucky State Police Post 14 in Ashland are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. Route 23 at the intersection of The Grant Bridge in Greenup County, Ky.
The collision occurred around 1:55 p.m. Sunday. Benjamin R. Johnston, age 27, of Portsmouth, was operating a 2012 Jonway Moped travelling southbound on 23 and attempting to turn left onto the Grant Bridge.
Jamie Miller, age 44, of Portsmouth, was travelling northbound on 23 operating a 1998 Ford Explorer. It appears Miller failed to stop at the red light at the intersection and struck Johnston. Drug usage is also suspected as a factor in the collision.
Johnston was transported to Southern Ohio Medical Center and was pronounced deceased at 2:05 p.m.
Miller and a juvenile passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and received no injuries.
Multiple agencies responded including Greenup County Sheriff’s Department, South Shore Fire Department, KDMC EMS and Portsmouth Police Department.
The Collision remains under investigation by Trooper Nathan Carter. Any charges are pending completion of the investigation.