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Fatality Collision on US 119 in Pike County

Date of News Release: 09/19/2013

(Huddy,Ky) - On September 19, 2013 at 9:44 A.M. Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a two vehicle accident on U.S. 119 in the Huddy community of Pike County. Troopers responded to the scene and information obtained at the scene indicates that 25 year old Teshia Henry of Prestonsburg, Ky. was traveling North on U.S. 119 when she lost control of the 2005 Kia Optima she was operating. Henry's vehicle crossed the centerline and median of U.S. 119 into the Southbound lanes of U.S. 119 striking a 2002 Toyota Tundra operated by Steven Douglas Viars II of West Virginia. Teshia Henry and her passenger Howard Ravin 43 years old of Salyersville, Ky. were pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Mike Hall. A second passenger in Henry's vehicle, Bambi Davis 48 years old of Salyersville, Ky. was transported to South Williamson ARH where she was pronounced deceased. This accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Bryan Layne. Tpr. Layne was assisted on scene by Tpr. Jason McClellan, Tpr. Hoyt Smith, Det. Jason Merlo and Det. Kevin Newsome.

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