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UPDATE: One Dead in Head-on Crash Near Cannonsburg; Name Released

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 2/7/11 @3:45
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The Boyd County Sheriff has released the name of the man killed in a head-on crash Monday morning.

Christopher Cumpston, 30, of Catlettsburg died in the accident.

Investigators say Cumpston was trying to pass five vehicles at a high rate of speed when he crashed into the oncoming dump truck.

The driver of the dump truck received minor injuries.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/7/11@7:37 a.m.
ASHLAND, Ky, (WSAZ) -- One person has been killed in a head-on crash near Cannonsburg, Ky.

The accident is in the 1600 block of Route 60 West.

Firefighters say the driver of a Chevy Impala was killed in the crash with a loaded dump truck. The name of the man has not been released. The driver of the dump truck was not hurt.

Boyd County Sheriff Deputies tell WSAZ.com, it appears the driver of the car was driving to pass another vehicle when he slammed into the dump truck. The car was heading east on Route 60 at the time of the accident.

Route 60 in the area of the crash reopened late Monday morning.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updated information.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/7/11 @7;37 a.m. .
ASHLAND, Ky (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are on the scene of a reported head-on crash between a car and a loaded dump truck along Route 60 West near Cannonsburg, Ky.

The accident is in the 1600 block of Route 60 West near Manning Furniture. It was reported around 7:25 a.m. Monday.

We’re told there is at least one severe injury.

Dispatchers say Route 60 is closed in the area of the crash.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updated information.


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