US-119 back open after deadly crash involving pedestrian

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Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 6:52 PM EDT
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BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - US-119 was closed in both directions Tuesday evening while emergency crews respond to a serious single-car crash involving a pedestrian.

Officials from Kentucky State Police Post 10 tell us the crash happened near the three-mile marker around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Kentucky State Police troopers were able to confirm that a Chevy Trailblazer was driving north on US-119 when it ran off the road and hit 54-year-old John Pursifull who was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bell County Coroner. The two adults in the truck were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Three minors in the truck were not hurt.

As of 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, that section of US-119 has re-opened.

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