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WHITLEY CITY, KY. The Kentucky State Police Post 11 London responded to a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred just after 09:30 pm Thursday, November 10. The accident happened on US 27 North near Strunk Ridge Road in McCreary County, Kentucky.
Upon arrival and through investigation, Troopers found a 2006 Black Toyota Tundra was traveling north on US 27 when the vehicle collided with a pedestrian, Crit H. Ford 67, of Barbourville, KY.
Mr. Ford was pronounced deceased on the scene by the McCreary County Coroner’s Office. No other injuries or fatalities were reported in the accident.
Trooper Corey Jones is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police personnel, McCreary Co. Sheriff’s Department, McCreary Ambulance Service, McCreary Coroner’s Office, Whitley City Fire Department and Kentucky State Highway Department.
On the following night, a second accident occurred on U.S. 27 in Whitley City where preliminary investigation revealed a bicyclist, Scotty Phillips of Whitley City, crossed into the path of a northbound, blue Chevy Silverado. Phillips was transported to the University of Kentucky hospital. KSP noted the investigation is on going.