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Letcher County Woman Killed in a Collision

Date of News Release: 12/11/2013

(Hazard, KY) - An 18 year old Letcher County woman was killed in a two vehicle collision in Knott County. At 1:20 P.M. The Kentucky State Police was notified of the collision which happened at the intersection of Highway 15 & Highway 160 in the Cody Community of Knott County. Jenny Christine Watts, age 18 of Isom, KY was driving a 1999 Pontiac Sunfire when she pulled into the path of a of 2013 Honda Fit passenger car which was traveling north on Highway 15 colliding into the passengers side of that vehicle. Jenny Christine Watts who was wearing a seat belt was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Knott County Coroner. Passengers in her vehicle along with the driver of the other vehicle were transported to the Whitesburg ARH Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The collision resulted in the closure of Highway 15 for several hours earlier today. Trooper Brandon Thomas is in charge of the collision investigation and reconstruction.

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