TFC Tony Watts
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Hyden Man Killed in a Vehicle Collision on HWY 421
Date of News Release: 10/04/2012
(Hazard Ky.) -- On Oct. 3, 2012 at approximately 9:15 p.m. Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a 911 call of a two vehicle collision on Hwy 421 in the Hyden community of Leslie County.
Preliminary investigation indicates that 39 year old Levi Lewis of Hyden and a passenger in his vehicle Jennifer Short crossed the center line and struck a vehicle operated by Brittany Shell. Jennifer Short and Brittany Shell were airlifted to the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee for treatment. Levi Lewis was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Leslie County Coroners Office. The deceased was not wearing a safety belt. The investigation is continuing by Det. Randy Combs.