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Single Vehicle Fatality Occurs In Perry County

Date of News Release: 12/22/2011

(Hazard, Ky.) -- On December 22, 2011 at approximately 08:00 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call from the Perry County Sheriffs Department of a single vehicle collision on Ky. 15 near the Perry and Breathitt County line.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Donald A. Tharp was traveling North when he ran off the roadway on the North bound shoulder, came back on the road, crossed both the North and South bound lanes and struck a guardrail. The vehicle then ran through the guardrail and over an embankment where it came to final rest on its top. Donald A. Tharp age 34 of Jackson was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Perry County Coroners Office. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Jason Bates.

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