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Fatality Invovlving a Pedestrian in Breathitt County

Date of News Release: 09/04/2010

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On September 4, 2010 at approximately 04:50 a.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call of a collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Hwy. 1812 in the Quicksand community of Breathitt County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Joseph James Earl Crank, age 14 of Canoe, Ky., was sitting on the traveled portion on the highway early this morning. A vehicle operated by Edith Robinson was traveling on Hwy. 1812 when she struck the victim with her vehicle.

Mr. Crank was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Breathitt County Coroner and the investigation is continuing by Tpr. Glen Combs.

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