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KSP Investigates Double Fatal Collision in Magoffin County

Date of News Release: 10/02/2015

(Magoffin County) - The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two vehicle, double fatality collision that occurred in the afternoon hours on Thursday, October 1, 2015. It occurred approximately seven miles west of Salyersville on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway.

KSP Pikeville Post received a call from Magoffin County 911 requesting assistance with the collision. The preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that Alma Elliott, 20, of Martin, was operating her vehicle on KY 114. Kayla Allen, 22, of Van Lear, was a passenger in the vehicle. As Elliott was traveling west, her vehicle entered the east bound lane, striking a vehicle operated by Janet Stephens. Stephens was transported from the scene by Trans Star EMS to UK Hospital for injuries sustained in the collision.

The Magoffin County Coroner, Mark Jenkins, pronounced both Elliott and Allen deceased at the scene. Evidence at the scene indicates both Elliott and Allen were wearing their seatbelt at the time of the collision, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

Post 09 Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Jonathan Dixon is investigating the collision.