One dead following early morning crash in Letcher County

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Published: Nov. 28, 2022 at 11:45 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 28, 2022 at 2:12 PM EST
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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One person was killed in a crash early Monday in Letcher County.

Officials said the crash happened around 8:30 a.m. on Highway 7 just south of the Blackey community.

We were told the driver, 22-year-old Matthew Bailey, left the road, flipped several times and was ejected from the car.

Bailey was taken to Whitesburg ARH, where he died.

Officials said Bailey was the only person in the car, and no seat belts were in use at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.