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One person killed in fatal two-car crash in Pike County

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 1:36 PM EDT
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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pikeville Police Department confirmed one death in a two-vehicle crash that shut down the southbound lane of US-23 as well as the US-460 exit near the Shelbiana Food City.

A pick-up truck was traveling southbound on US-23 and took the exit right onto US-460. Soon after, an SUV traveling northbound crossed the median into oncoming traffic, through the grassy area between the US-23 and the 460 exit ramp, and struck the pick-up truck sending both cars into the opposite guard rail.

The impact caused the pick-up to go over the guard rail ejecting the driver, 75-year old Charles Jones of Rockhouse. Both the driver and vehicle landed on the embankment while the SUV was stopped on the US-460 exit ramp.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County Coroner and the driver of the SUV, 66-year old Ernestine Franks of Whitesburg, was transported to Pikeville Medical Center for her injuries.

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