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News Release

Fatal Traffic Crash in McCreary County

Date of News Release: 01/13/2013

(LONDON, KY.) -- On January 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 in London received a report of a vehicle versus a pedestrian traffic crash on US-27 in the Whitley City community of McCreary County.

Upon arrival Trooper Shaler Jones determined that a 2004, Toyota, Camry operated by Seth Tucker, 18, of Whitley City, was traveling northbound on US-27 when a pedestrian, Heather L. Canada, 23, of Whitley City, walked into his path of travel.

Canada, who was struck by the Camry, received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by McCreary County Coroner Dan Ridner.

Drug and / or Alcohol usage is not suspected.

Trooper Jones in continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Officers of the McCreary County Sheriffs Department, McCreary County EMS, and the Whitley City Fire Department.

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