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KSP works Fatality in Carlisle County

Date of News Release: 12/30/2014

(Milburn, KY) - The Kentucky State Police responded to a fatal vehicle collision on December 30, 2014 at approximately 06:25 A.M. The two vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of KY 307 and KY 80.

Preliminary investigation shows Henry D. Blanks, 85 of Wickliffe, KY, operating a 1997 GMC 1 ton dually traveling south on KY 307. Blanks failed to stop at the intersection of KY 80. Blanks was struck, on the driver's side, by a 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Joshua D. Letcher, 21 of Fancy Farm, who was traveling west on KY 80. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

Blanks was pronounced dead on the scene by the Carlisle County Coroner's Office.

Kentucky State Police was assisted on the scene by the Carlisle County EMS/Fire Rescue Cunningham Fire Department, Bardwell Police Department, and the Carlisle County Coroner's Office. KSP Collision Reconstructionist SGT Joey Adams is continuing his investigation into the collision.