Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Two Brothers Dead in Knott County Collision
Date of News Release: 12/26/2013
(Bearville, KY)- On Thursday, December 26, 2013, at approximately 8:57 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of a two vehicle collision in the Bearville community of Knott County. Upon arrival by KSP, Fisty Fire and Rescue, and Trans Star Ambulance, it was determined that the driver and passenger of one of the vehicles involved were deceased.
Further investigation found that a 1998 BMW Z-3 convertible car, operated by Philip Huff, age 64, of Garner, was traveling west on KY 80, when the car lost control on the roadway. The vehicle traveled across the median into the right, eastbound lane of KY 80, where it collided with a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500, being driven by 53 year old Saka Disu, of Proctorville, OH. The BMW came to a final rest in the right eastbound lane, while the Dodge truck overturned, on the trucks driver side, resting partially on the shoulder and eastbound lane.
Philip Huff, and brother, Carlos W. Huff, age 44 of Hindman, were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Knott County Coroner, Jeff Blair. No seat belts were in use in this vehicle. Saka Disu was transported to the Hazard ARH, by Trans Star Ambulance, with non-life threatening injuries. Toxicology reports are pending in this collision, which remains under investigation by Trooper Brandon Thomas, of Post 13.