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Fatal Traffic Crash in Wayne County

Date of News Release: 01/06/2015

(LONDON, KY.) - On Monday, January 05, 2015 at approximately 5:34 PM, the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of fatal traffic crash on KY HWY 90 in Wayne County in the city limits of Monticello.

Upon arrival Trooper Adam Childress determined that a 1999 Chevrolet Tracker operated by Betty D. Burnett, 67, of Monticello was traveling westbound on KY HWY 90 when she crossed the center-line and struck a 1998 Chevrolet Pickup head-on which was traveling eastbound being operated by Mark A. Hodges, 50, of Monticello.

Burnett who was wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner's Office.

Hodges who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner's Office.

No drug or alcohol usage was suspected.

Trooper Childress is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by the Monticello Police Department, Monticello Fire Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Wayne County EMS.