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Two Vehicle Fatality Occurs In Breathitt County

Date of News Release: 07/21/2011

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On July 20, 2011 at approximately 9:47 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received a call in reference to a two vehicle collision on Ky. 15 just South of Jackson.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a Chevrolet truck operated by 26 year old Vanessa K. Combs was traveling North when she crossed over the center line and struck a tractor trailer operated by James E. Creech which was traveling South.

Mr. Creech tried to avoid the collision by swerving to the shoulder of the road but could not avoid the collision.

Vanessa Combs was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Breathitt County Coroners Office. James Creech received no injuries. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Donald Holliday.

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