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Bell County Fatal

Date of News Release: 09/01/2014

(Calvin, Ky.) - On September 1, 2014 at approximately 4:00 pm Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan was notified of a single vehicle accident on US 119 in the Tanyard Hill area of Bell County.

The preliminary investigation suggests a 1996 Geo Tracker driven by Mrs. Flossie Smith, 56, of Evarts was travelling north bound when her vehicle left the right side of the roadway and entered a ditch. The vehicle initially struck a culvert and then ran up an embankment. Once the vehicle went up the embankment it rolled onto its top. Mrs. Smith was pronounced deceased at the scene by Bell County Coroner Jay Steele. The accident is being investigated by Tpr. George Howard. He was assisted at the scene by Tpr. Joey Brigman, Tpr. Don Perry, Sgt. Jeremy Lee, the Bell County Sheriff's Dept., Bell County Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Bell County Rescue Squad.