On Monday, October 2, around 11:30pm, Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident which occurred on Sally’s Branch Road. An investigation determined that a small SUV was traveling westbound on Sally’s Branch Road when the vehicle traveled out of control, ran off the roadway, and struck a tree head-on. Three people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Connie Smith, 53 of London, was partially ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, Randy Smith, 51, and back seat passenger, Kevin Lawson, 41, were air lifted to UK Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation.