POWELL CO., Ky. (WTVQ) – One person was killed in a crash involving multiple vehicles on the Mountain Parkway near the Beattyville exit Wednesday morning.
The Powell County coroner identified the victim as 65-year old Charles Turner, of Jackson in Breathitt County.
Investigators say the pileup happened around 9:00 a.m., and say low visibility from a blanket of smoke in the area from wildfires contributed significantly to the pile-up.
In all, 11 passenger vehicles and 3 commercial vehicles were involved. Multiple people were sent to area hospitals. Turner, who was driving a coal truck, was the lone fatality.
That stretch of the Mountain Parkway was closed for most of the day.