KSP investigating fatal incident in Knott County
KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Troopers with Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man was hit and killed by a log truck in Knott County.
On Wednesday afternoon, KSP received a call in reference to a person being hit on KY-899 in the Pippa Passes community.
Troopers responded to the scene and found 40-year-old Charles Benton with serious injuries.
An initial investigation found that Benton was standing alongside KY-899 when a log truck hit him. The log truck was operated by 55-year-old James Hesson.
Benton was transported to a landing zone, where he was then airlifted to Holston Valley Medical Center. Several hours later, Benton died as a result of his injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.
At this time, no charges have been filed.
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