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News Release

AA Highway Fatality Collision in Lewis County

Date of News Release: 04/05/2017

Vanceburg, Ky. . (April 5th, 2017) – On April 5th at 7:27 a.m., Kentucky State Police was called to respond to a two vehicle collision at the 14 mile marker on the AA Highway in Lewis County. Upon investigation it was determined that Brandon Yates, age 35 of Vanceburg, had been travelling east bound in a Chevy Blazer when he crossed the center line and struck head-on with a Dodge Dakota pickup truck operated by Dalton Cooper on the west bound shoulder. Mr. Yates was pronounced deceased at the scene by Lewis County Coroner Tony Gaydos. Mr. Cooper, age 22 of Tollesboro, was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital in stable condition. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Thurman Paige.