Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatality Occurs in Letcher County
Date of News Release: 08/26/2008
(Hazard, KY) - On 08/24/08 at approximately 3:55pm Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call of a two-vehicle accident on Hwy 15 in the Van community of Letcher County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that unit 1, a passenger vehicle, which was traveling North on Hwy 15 crossed over into the South bound lane and struck unit 2, another vehicle which was traveling South. The occupants of both vehicles were transported to the Whitesburg ARH for treatment. The operator of unit 2, Wanda Akers age 56 of Jeremiah Ky. was pronounced deceased by the Letcher County Coroner's Office. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Loren Holiday.