Man killed in accident Sunday

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By Staff

A New Hope man died after a car crash that occurred around midnight Sunday at on Gap Knob Road.

Stefan Patrick Musk, 34, was pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Coroner Lenny Mudd around 2 a.m.

The cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma, said Coroner Field Houghlin, but the victim’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s staff in Louisville for an autopsy.

Trooper Jeff Gregory, a spokesman for Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown, said KSP received a call at 12:41 a.m. requesting an accident reconstructionist.

Gregory said Musk lived on the road.

“He was less than a mile from his home,” he said.

According to the report, Musk was driving a 1996 Volvo south on Gap Knob Road when the car left the right side of the road for an unknown reason. He “overcorrected” and crossed the center lane, and a northbound vehicle hit his in the driver’s side door.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 2003 GMC Sierra pickup, Danny Lee Davis, 32, of Hodgenville, sustained minor injuries. He was not transported to the hospital, and there were no passengers in either vehicle.

Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash, Gregory said.

Musk was the husband of Misty Grantham Musk and son of Dennis Joseph and Mary Frances Musk.