Middlesboro, KY. (May 21, 2021) – On May 20, 2021 at 11:41 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call for assistance from Middlesboro Police Department about a two vehicle collision on 19th Street in Middlesboro. Troopers from Post 10 Harlan responded and began an investigation.
Initial investigation indicates a 2004 Nissan Maxima was traveling north on 19th Street when it crossed the center line and struck a 2007 Volvo Semi Tractor Trailer head on. The 18 year old female who was operating the passenger car was flown to University of Tennessee Medical Center for her injuries. She is listed in critical conditional. The passenger in the Nissan, Dalton Hunter (18) of Middlesboro was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bell County Deputy Coroner.
The operator and passenger in the Tractor Trailer were both transported to Middlesboro ARH for minor injuries. Kentucky State Police Detective Andy Soltess is continuing the investigation and also reconstructing the collision.
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