Fatal Kentucky Speedway crash to be investigated a month later

Thursday October 23rd, 2014

A fatal crash that occurred at Kentucky Speedway in September is now going to be investigated by the county sheriff, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

After 30-year-old Stephen Cox died on Sept. 21 from injuries he sustained during a crash at the speedway a week earlier, no local authorities investigated.

Cox was participating in a driving school at Kentucky Speedway, which allows people to pay to ride in or drive race cars. Cox was driving the car during the accident. 

Not many details are known about the fatal crash, and the family of Cox has been looking for answers ever since. Kentucky State Police told the Enquirer last month that it rarely investigates crashes that occur on the speedway.

According to the Enquirer, Gallatin County Sheriff Josh Neale notified the lawyer for Cox's family last week to let them know his office will be conducting an investigation.

"This is a circumstance where a lot of questions were raised and it's very good that a public authority is involved now," said Gary Leppla, the lawyer representing Cox's family.

- Molly Geary

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