Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatality Occurs on Highway 805 in Letcher County
Date of News Release: 11/02/2008
(Hazard, KY) - On 11/02/08 at approximately 2:00pm Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call of an automobile collision in the Burdine Community of Letcher County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a passenger car operated by 40 year old Danny E. Addington of Burdine, Ky. was traveling East on HWY 805 when he lost control and struck a passenger car traveling West operated by Angela Lockheart. Mr. Addington's vehicle then overturned coming to a final rest on the roadway. Danny E. Addington was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Letcher County Coroner's Office. Angela Lockheart was wearing a seatbelt and was transported to the Jenkins Community Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Brandon Thomas.