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Traffic Fatality in Letcher County

Date of News Release: 09/13/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 09/12/07 at approximately 5:00 p.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call of a two vehicle collision on Hwy.119 in the Mayking community of Letcher County.

Troopers, Fleming Neon EMS, and Whitesburg Fire Department responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle operated by Linda W. Ison of Ermine, Ky. and a passenger, Lovina Welch was traveling South on 119 when it crossed into the path of a vehicle operated by Carlana Mullins. The two vehicles then collided. Linda Ison was pronounced deceased at the scene by The Letcher County Coroners Office and the passenger, Lovina Welch was air lifted to Holston Valley Medical Center. Carlana Mullins was transported to the Whitesburg ARH. Seatbelts were in use for all occupants. Investigation is continuing by Tpr. Derek Hall.

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