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Harlan County Fatal

Date of News Release: 12/01/2014

(Evarts, Ky.) - On December 1, 2014 at 3:51 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10, Harlan received a 911 call about a two vehicle collision on Hwy 38 in the River Ridge community of Harlan County. Tpr. Josh Brashears responded to the collision.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Evelyn Philpot, 85, of Evarts was operating a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, east on Hwy 38, when she lost control of her vehicle in a curve due to the wet roads. Ms. Philpot's vehicle struck a guardrail then spun out of control and collided with a 2011 Dodge Ram pick-up truck operated by John Bowman from Wallins.

Ms. Philpot was pronounced deceased at the scene by Harlan County Deputy Coroner Jim Rich. Mr. Bowman was not injured in the collision.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the collision. Collision is still under investigation by Tpr. Josh Brashears. Also assisted at the scene were Tpr. Kenny Sergent, Harlan County Sheriff's Dept, Evarts Police Dept, and Harlan EMS.