Fatal weather-related crash in Carter County

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Source: MGN Online

CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A weather-related fatality out of Eastern Kentucky was confirmed on Monday morning.

According to Kentucky State Police, an accident on I-64 west turned Fatal. KSP said it happened at mile marker 160 in Carter County.

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The coroner in Carter County said the victim is 43-year-old Angel Johnson from Morehead.

She turned 44 on February 18th, according to the coroner.

During an emergency weather briefing Monday morning, Transportation Secretary Jim Gray confirmed the news, “There was a crash that temporarily shut down I-64 westbound near Olive Hill in Carter County, and regrettably there are reports of a fatality.”

Source: Twitter/Trooper Goodall

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The victim in the fatal Carter County accident is 43-year-old Angel Johnson, of Eden Hollow Road in Morehead…she would have turned 44 on Feb. 18…

 

She was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.

 

She was the passenger in a black Nissan, was ejected…

 

Info according to Coroner William Waddell…his cell phone is 606-369-0595

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