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One killed in accident Friday morning


The Kentucky State Police is reporting one person died in an early morning accident Friday in Pine Knot.

Jeremy D. Collins, 25, of Strunk, was pronounced dead at the scene of a 1-vehicle accident at the Intersection of US 27 and KY 92 after his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup apparently failed to stop at a stop sign and crossed over the intersection.

Trooper Shaler Jones reports Collins was travelling westbound on KY 92 around 4:30 a.m. when he crossed the intersection at a high rate of speed – continuing across the southbound shoulder of US 27 before striking several trees and overturning multiple times.

Collins, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the McCreary County Coroner’s Office.

Trooper Jones continues the investigation and was assisted at the scene by the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office and Pine Knot Fire Department.

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