Harlan KY. (January 11, 2022) – On January 11, 2022 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call from Harlan City Police Dept. requesting assistance with a fatal collision that occurred on U.S.421 and Ky 840. KSP Detective Rodney Sturgill and Detective Andy Soltess responded to the collision to investigate.
Initial investigation indicates a 2006 Ford F-250 operated by Perry Phillip of Pennington Gap Virginia was traveling South on U.S.421. A 2018 Jeep driven by Arch Wolfe (72) of Baxter and his passenger Joyce Wolfe (70) of Baxter had just made a left turn off of Ky 840 onto U.S. 421. The Jeep was struck in the driver’s door by the F-250 pick-up truck. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Harlan County Deputy Coroner.
Mr. Phillip was transported to Harlan County Hospital by private vehicle for minor injuries.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected into the collision. KSP Det. Rodney Sturgill is continuing to investigate what caused the collision. Also assisted at the scene were Harlan City Police Dept., Harlan County Sheriff’s Dept., Harlan County Fire Dept. and Life Guard.
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