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Two Killed in a Collision on US 119 in Bell County

Date of News Release: 03/25/2016

(Varilla, KY) - On Thursday, March 24th 2016 around 2:30 pm, Officers from KSP Vehicle Enforcement responded to a three vehicle fatal crash located on US119 in the Varilla Community of Bell County, Kentucky.

Upon arrival and through investigation Officers found a 2012 Peterbilt tractor trailer operated by 42 year old Anthony W. Brewer of Pennington Gap was traveling north on US119 when he crossed the centerline, sideswiping a 1996 Ford Truck being operated 47 year old Tony Hatfield of Pineville causing it to overturn.

The force sent Brewer's coal truck a short distance striking a 2013 Nissan Maxima being operated by 31 year old Lavondia G. Hensley of Coldiron, Kentucky. Hensley along with her passenger 64 year old James Miracle of New Tazewell, Tennessee were pronounced dead on the scene by Bell County Coroner Jason Steele.

Brewer left the scene of the accident and was later located at Harlan ARH Hospital in Harlan County. Blood samples were obtained and Brewer was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center on charges of Leaving the scene of an accident and Operating on suspended/revoked Commercial Driver's License.

Assisting on Scene: CVE Sgt. Randy Honeycutt, CVE Officer Jerry Jones, Troopers Post 10-Harlan, Bell County Sheriff's, Bell County EMS, Bell County Rescue Squad, Bell Co Volunteer Fire Department. Officer Jason Freeman continues the investigation.