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Date of News Release: 08/29/2017

KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Bracken County

Foster, KY (August 24, 2017) — Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision between a van and a passenger car near the intersection of Eden Ridge Rd and Johnsville Rd in Bracken County.

The collision occurred at approximately 4:00 pm on Eden Ridge Rd. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1997 Green Chevy Lumina operated by a juvenile collided head on with a 1998 Green Plymouth Voyager operated by Mr. Howard R. Reilly (46) of Augusta. After the collision occurred, the Chevy Lumina rolled over multiple times and caught fire.

Three Juvenile occupants in the Chevy Lumina were Air Lifted to local hospitals due to their injuries.

Kentucky State Police were assisted on scene by Bracken County Fire Department, Bracken County EMS.

The collision remains under investigation by Reconstructionist Trooper Charles Wagner.