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Fatal Crash Claims a Life on KY 224 in Hardin County

Date of News Release: 02/23/2012

(Upton, KY) -- on February 23, 2012 at 10:20 am, Unit 1, a white 2001 Dodge Caravan, driven by 33 year-old Deanna M. Barton of Upton, KY was westbound on KY 224 in Hardin County. Unit 2, a white 2000 Ford F-750, driven by 56 year-old Paul A. Neff of Hardinsburg, KY was eastbound on KY 224. Ms. Barton's vehicle crossed the center line and struck Mr. Neff's vehicle head-on. Ms. Barton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner, Kenneth Spangenbarger. Tpr. Scott Rafferty is the investigating officer. He was assisted at the scene by the Hardin County EMS, Upton Volunteer Fire Dept., and the Hardin County Coroner. Toxicology results are pending and the cause of the collision is still under investigation. Ms. Barton was not wearing a seatbelt.

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