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Fatal Collision in Mercer County

Date of News Release: 10/29/2011

(Harrodsburg, KY) -- On October 28, 2011 at approximately 3:46 pm EDT the Kentucky State Police Richmond Post received a call of a fatal collision on US 68 west of Harrodsburg in Mercer County.

A Chevy Cobalt driven by Alyssa D Kelty, 17 years of age, of Harrodsburg was traveling west when the operator lost control, crossed the center line and into the opposite lane. A GMC Denali operated by Shannon Dean, 30 years of age, of Harrodsburg and her two minor children was traveling east and struck the Chevy Cobalt.

Alyssa Kelty, the daughter of Mercer County Sheriff Ernie Kelty, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Mercer County Coroner.

Shannon Dean and her two minor children were treated for their injuries at Haggin Memorial Hospital and released.

Both vehicles suffered severe damage.

Detective Chris Short is investigating the collision.

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