Kentucky man is dead after a head on crash

Head on crash kills one

JACKSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Breathitt County man has died this weekend in a car crash. State police say it happened in Jackson late Friday night on Highway 15.

According to troopers, Baxter Gwin was driving a Ford Mustang in the northbound lane, but crossed into the southbound lane where it hit a Toyota Camry head on.

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KSP says Gwin was ejected from his car and pronounced dead on scene. He wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

The Camry’s driver, 21-year-old Benton Lockhart from Hazard was taken to the hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. He was wearing a seat belt.

Troopers say impairment of some kind seems to have helped cause the crash.

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