Putney, KY. (December 11, 2020) – KSP has gathered more information into the double fatality collision that occurred yesterday evening in Harlan County. Initial investigation indicates a white 2009 Smart Car was traveling north on KY 522 when it exited off the right side of the roadway into a ditch striking a large rock. The vehicle then overturned striking a tree before stopping. The operator Lee Hatfield (39) of Cumberland and the passenger April Johnson (46) of Baxter were both pronounced deceased at the scene.
Collision is still under investigation by Andy Soltess.
Original News Release below:
Putney, KY. (December 11, 2020) – Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan responded to a single vehicle collision on December 11, 2020 at 8:08 PM on KY 522 in the Putney community of Harlan County. KSP is currently working a double fatality, Harlan County Coroner and reconstructionist are on the scene. Currently KY 522 is closed, due to the reconstruction. KSP will update as more information becomes available.
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