One dead, two injured after deadly crash in Letcher Co.

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – One man was killed and two people injured in a collision Thursday morning in Letcher County.

State Police say the two-vehicle crash happened on Highway 15 on the Whitesburg bypass around 7:00 a.m.

Investigators say the driver of one of the vehicles, 35-year old Michael Fugate, of Jenkins, died at the scene.

KSP says Fugate was driving a 1994 Chevrolet Beretta when his car crossed the center line and hit 50-year-old Cecilia Swiney and her passenger, 48-year-old Angela Slone, in a 2012 Toyota Camry.

Swiney was airlifted to a hospital in Tennessee.  Slone was taken to the hospital in Whitesburg, according to KSP.

State Police say seat belts were not used in either car.

The cause of the deadly crash is under investigation.

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