Car crashes into Mount Eden Home, kills person in bed

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By Lisa King

A 1996 Chevy pickup truck crashed into a house in Mount Eden Friday night, killing a person lying in bed, said Jeff Ivers, assistant Shelby County Fire Chief.

Shelby County Chief Deputy coroner Ittin Russell said that Kevin Brian Long, 28, was dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck, and the deceased man's girlfriend were taken to Jewish Hospital Shelbyville with unknown injuries. Kentucky State Police is investigating the incident.

The police have not responded to several requests to release the names of either the girlfriend or the driver of the pickup.

Long, the son of Lisa Long of Shelbyville and Randy Long of Waddy, is a Waddy resident.

Lauren Long, Kevin Long’s sister, posted this on her Facebook page Monday:

"im so proud of you lauren, I knew you could do it" the words of my brother on my graduation day!! thank you for being there and supporting me every step of the way bubby.”

Beth Horn wrote: “What an absolute great tribute to your brother. I am glad that I did get to meet him. He touched many lives and will be so greatly missed. Rest assured he is in heaven watching over everyone every day.”

Spokesperson Christopher Martin said early on that the driver, a 48-year-old Mount Eden man, was traveling east on Van Buren Road when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road, striking a utility pole before running through a field and striking a house at 12297 Mount Eden Road where Long and his girlfriend were sleeping at her home.

Martin has not returned repeated phone calls from The Sentinel-News for a statement on the cause of why the driver lost control of the truck.