June 14, 2013
Ryan Scott Ottney
PDT Staff Writer
RIBOLT, Ky. — Authorities are investigating a crash that happened on Ky. 10 early Friday that left one man hospitalized and another man dead.
According to the Lewis County, Ky., Sheriff’s Office, a 1989 Chevy Pickup, registered to 57-year-old Randy Williams of Hillsboro, Ky., was traveling east on Ky. 10 near the AA Highway in Ribolt when the vehicle’s operator failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle then exited the left side of the roadway and traveled down a steep embankment, before overturning and coming to a rest.
A passing motorist reportedly saw the overturned vehicle and reported it to the sheriff’s office early Friday morning. The sheriff’s office responded, along with King’s Daughters Medical Transport and Tollesboro Fire and Rescue.
Two individuals — Williams and 53-year-old Terry Lee of Flemingsburg, Ky. — were located in a grassy area several feet from the vehicle. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. Lee was air-lifted to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va., and was listed in stable condition.
The accident remains under investigation.
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