Man dies in Harlan County crash

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CRANKS, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man was killed Friday in a single-vehicle accident in Harlan County.

State Police say 69-year old Jake Cope, of Baxter, was driving a 2017 Hyundai Tucson when he went off the right shoulder of U.S. 421 and hit an embankment.

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Troopers say Cope was transported to Harlan ARH by ambulance where he later died from his injuries.

Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash, according to State Police.

Investigators say Cope was wearing a seat belt.