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One Dead in Perry County Fatal Collision

Date of News Release: 07/26/2013

(Hazard, KY) -- On Thursday, July 25, at approximately 7:13 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 13, in Hazard, received a call of a single vehicle collision on KY 15, in the Bonnyman community of Perry County. Troopers from Post 13, along with units from Hazard Police Department, and Perry County Ambulance Service were dispatched to the scene.

During the preliminary investigation at the scene, it was determined that a 2011 Dodge Charger traveled off the highway, collided with a guard rail, then overturned before striking a tree. The car came to rest in a private driveway. Two occupants in the vehicle were ejected. Both were transported to Hazard ARH, before being airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Johnathan Scott Blank, age 19, of Hazard, was pronounced deceased, at UK medical center. Douglas Andrew Blank, age 23 of Hazard, is listed in critical condition at this time. This accident remains under investigation by Trooper Chad Easterling.

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