Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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Fatal Crash in Bell County Claims 4 Teenagers Lives
Date of News Release: 12/06/2008
(Pineville, KY) - On 12/06/2008 at 12:51 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement received a call about a two vehicle crash on US 25E in Pineville, KY. Unit 1, a 2007 Toyota Yaris was traveling south on US 25E. Unit 2, a 2008 Peterbilt coal truck was traveling northbound on US 25E. Due to inclement weather, the operator of Unit 1 lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the northbound lane of US 25E and was struck by Unit 2. The operator of Unit 2 was Dwight Robinson Jr., age 34 of Tyner, KY. The operator of Unit 1 was Jonathan Miracle, age 18 of Miracle, KY. The three passengers of Unit 1 were; Jessica Ingram, age 16 of Pineville, KY, Wesley Ingram, age 16 of Pineville, KY and Daniel Campbell, age 15 of Blackmont, KY. All four occupants of Unit 1 sustained fatal injuries. All subjects involved in this vehicle crash were wearing seatbelts and no drugs or alcohol is suspected at this time. Daniel Campbell, Jessica Ingram and Wesley Ingram were all part of the Bell County High School Air Force Jr. ROTC and were on their way to march in the Christmas parade in Harlan, KY. Assisting at the scene were units from the Kentucky State Police Post 10 Harlan, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Pineville PD, Pineville Fire Department, Bell Fire Department, Bell County EMS, Bell County Rescue Squad and Bell County Sheriffs Office. This Fatal crash is still under investigation by Officer Greg Reams of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.