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Fatal Collision in Jackson County

Date of News Release: 10/01/2011

(McKee, KY) -- On October 1, 2011 at approximately 1:22 pm EDT the Kentucky State Police Richmond Post received a call of a fatal collision on US 421 3 miles north McKee in Jackson County.

A green Dodge Caravan operated by Wanda Purkey, 68 years of age, of Berea, KY, which was traveling south crossed into the path of a blue 1996 Chevy truck operated by Dale Harrison, 41 years of age of McKee, KY which was headed north. A Kia operated by Eva Morris, 23 years of age, of McKee, KY was traveling north behind the Harrison vehicle and was also involved in the collision.

Dale Harrison was transported to the University of Kentucky by air ambulance. His condition is not known.

Eva Morris was transported to the Berea Hospital for possible leg injuries.

Wanda Purkey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner.

Trooper Brian Bowman is investigating the collision.

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