On October 1, 2017, at approximately 6:28pm, Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead was notified of a single vehicle collision at 4535 KY 36 in Menifee County. Trooper Jason Brown, Unit 522 responded to the scene. Investigation determined that Franklin Highley, 78 of Salt Lick, was operating a 1997 Ford pickup truck west bound on KY 36 West of Frenchburg. Highley lost control of the vehicle causing it to leave the roadway and strike a concrete drain. He was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Neither alcohol or speed were a factor in the collision.