Crash kills woman in Letcher Co.


ICE, Ky. (WTVQ)- State Police are investigating a crash that killed a Whitesburg woman.

Troopers say that just before 1 p.m. Thursday, Brenda Skeens was traveling in the westbound lane on Highway 588 when she tried to make a left turn on Ice Road. They say that while turning, Skeens hit 37-year-old John Sturgill, who was driving in the eastbound lane.

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KSP says Skeens was pronounced dead at the scene Sturgill was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. They say Skeens was wearing a seat belt, but Sturgill was not.