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Man identified in fatal crash in Perry County

Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 12:07 PM EDT
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Updated 09/14/2020 12:00 p.m.

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) --

We now know the name of the man killed in a crash in Perry County Sunday.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Mason Sons.

Sons was traveling northbound on KY-15 when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another vehicle.

The Perry County Coroner’s Office pronounced Sons dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office says there is no criminal activity suspected in the crash.

Update:

Highway 15 North is back open in Perry County following a crash Sunday morning.

Crews have cleared the scene and traffic has started to clear up.

“One individual lost control of their vehicle and the other vehicle collided together," said Detective Joseph Nantz with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office.

Nantz said a few factors caused the accident, one being weather-related.

“After interviewing several witnesses it appears that speed and wet roads are going to be the factor to this situation just loss of control," said Nantz.

After the two cars hit, one caught on fire, leaving that driver dead.

“The individual did manage to get taken out of the vehicle before the fire got to him, but he was deceased at the time," added Nantz.

The other driver involved was taken to Hazard ARH for injuries.

“He did have you know blood and bruising and stuff like that in the facial area," said Nantz.

Nantz said this was his first deadly crash on that stretch highway.

“I’ve worked several works in that area, between the bottom of the hill and the straight stretch there, we have quite a few accidents there," added Nantz.

Nantz offered the families impacted by the accident a message.

“Wish I could bring your child back to you, I mean it was a horrible accident we had, and I don’t think anybody is at fault, it was just a tragic accident that happened on wet roads," said Nantz.

Original Story

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office is responding to a two-vehicle collision that happened on Highway 15 North Sunday morning.

They say it happened near the Super Mart Willie’s BP and that 15 North would be shut down “for a while” as crews worked to clear the scene.

All traffic is being rerouted through Lost Creek Road and anyone traveling north on Highway 15 is encouraged to take this alternate route for the time being.

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