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Three dead in a two vehicle collision in Bell County

Date of News Release: 10/12/2016

Calvin, Ky. (October 12, 2016) - On October 12, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Trooper George Howard was traveling on U.S. 119 when he came upon a two vehicle collision in the Calvin community of Bell County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2010 white Toyota Camry was traveling north on U.S.119 toward Harlan when a 2008 silver Toyota Rav-4 that was traveling south toward Pineville crossed the center line and struck the Camry head on. The operator of the Camry, William Hampton, 51, of Calvin and his wife, Dena Hampton, 53, of Calvin both were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bell County Coroner. The operator of the Toyota Rav-4, Bobby Miller, 51, of Loyall was also pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bell County Coroner.

After the head on collision, a 1993 Cadillac tried to avoid the collision by dropping off the shoulder of the road and then struck the guardrail. No one was injured in that vehicle.

At this time, the use of drugs and alcohol are pending investigation. Both operators were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision. Mrs. Hampton was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision.

Collision is still under investigation by Master Trooper Michael Cornett. Also assisted at the scene were Troopers from Post 10, Bell County Sheriff's Department, Bell County Rescue Squad, Bell County EMS, Bell County Fire Department, and Bell County Coroner's Office.