Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal Collision in Letcher County
Date of News Release: 11/13/2008
(Van, KY) - The Kentucky State Police of Post 13 in Hazard are investigating a single vehicle fatality that occurred on Saturday, November 15, 2008. The accident occurred at around 6:20 p.m. in the Van community of Letcher County at the junction of Kentucky Highway 15 and Kentucky Highway 160. The driver of the vehicle, Maxine T Hampton, age 78 of Whitesburg was traveling southbound on Kentucky Highway 15 when she apparently lost control of the 1995 Crown Victoria she was operating and left the roadway, striking a guardrail. The Letcher County Coroner pronounced her deceased at the scene. She was not wearing a seatbelt. Tpr. Ben McCray is investigating the accident.