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From WYMT News
Officials are investigating the death of a tree trimmer who was electrocuted Wednesday in Harlan County.
The owner of Collins’ tree Service, Brian Collins, age 46, died when the boom of his bucket truck contacted a high voltage power line while he was trying to reach some tree limbs.
Also from WYMT
Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Bell County.
It happened around 9:40 Wednesday night on KY 221 near Pineville.
Troopers tell WYMT two vehicles, a PT Cruiser and a Chevy Trailblazer, were involved in the crash.
Based on the preliminary investigation, police believe the PT Cruiser veered off the road, hit a guardrail and then veered back on to the road before crossing the center line.
The Trailblazer then hit the vehicle in the side.
Officials with KSP reconstructed the crash scene late Wednesday night.
They say there many factors that could have led to the crash.
“The road was wet. It was raining at the time of the collision. Those are factors that we will be looking into but we do know that the vehicle did drop off the road, struck the guardrail, before the vehicle crossed the center line into the path of the Trail Blazer,” said Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs.
Police said the two women in the PT Cruiser, Melissa Saylor and Katrina Coots, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Trailblazer, also a woman, was transported by ambulance to Pineville Community Hospital and, at last check, was in stable condition.
“We do know that the two females in the PT Cruiser did have their seatbelts on. Nothing at this time leads us to believe that drugs or alcohol were involved,” said Jacobs.
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