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Update: One dead after Pike County crash Thursday

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Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 4:26 PM EST
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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Coleman told WYMT that a commercial vehicle crashed near the 4800 block of Kentucky Route 319 in the Hardy Community.

Update 1/22:

Thursday Kentucky State Police (KSP) Pikeville Post received a call about an accident on KY Route 319 in Hardy.

Investigators determined that 48-year-old James Hager was driving a 1990 white Kenworth tractor-trailer and lost control overturning the vehicle.

The trailer was filled with logs. When the trailer overturned, debris struck 59-year-old Larry Stanley’s Chevrolet pickup.

Stanley did not receive any injuries, but Hager was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County Coroner.

Update 1/21 10:45 p.m.

The Blackberry Volunteer Fire Department says the road is back open but is down to one lane while AEP works to restore power.

Original Story 1/21 4:30 p.m.

Coleman said the road is closed from the Belfry and Blackberry Side which is expected to be closed for several hours.

If you live in the area, you may experience a power outage as the crash caused power lines to fall. Kentucky Power crews are en route.

Belfry and Blackberry Volunteer Fire Departments are on scene.

No other cars are involved in this crash.

We will update this story as we learn more.

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