One dead, another injured in Letcher County crash

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - One person is dead following a two-vehicle collision in Letcher County.

It all happened just before 1:00 Thursday afternoon, on Highway 588 in the Ice community.

Emergency officials say Brenda Skeens, 64, of Whitesburg, was attempting to make a left turn when she collided with another car. Crews pronounced her dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, 37-year-old John Sturgill, was transported to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was later taken to Pikeville Medical Center.

Toxicology results are pending from both drivers.

Skeens was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck, while Sturgill was not.

The crash remains under investigation.

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