July 26, 2013
A single car accident on KY Highway 15 Thursday evening has left one person dead and another in critical condition.
Kentucky State Police said Johnathan Scott Blank, 19, and Douglas Andrew Blank, 23, both of Hazard, were travelling on Hwy 15 in a 2011 Dodge Charger when the vehicle ran off the highway, striking a guardrail and overturning before striking a tree and coming to rest in a private driveway. The two occupants were ejected from the vehicle, and no one else was injured in the accident. The incident happened at approximately 7:13 p.m.
Both occupants were transported to Hazard ARH and then airlifted to the UK Medical Center where Johnathan Blank was pronounced dead. Douglas Andrew Blank is currently listed in critical condition.
The accident remains under investigation, and the Herald will have more on this story as further information becomes available.