UPDATE: Victim Identified in Chain Reaction Crash on Mountain Parkway


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.

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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.