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Kentucky Highway Closed Following Fatal Car Crash

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An early morning car accident closed down an Eastern Kentucky highway for over two hours.

At about 7 a.m. this morning, two vehicles crashed on US 23 next to the Highway 80 Intersection, according to officials with the Prestonsburg Police Department.

A 19-year-old man of Flat Gap was traveling north on US 23 when he crossed the center line and struck another vehicle driven by a 19-year-old man, of Salyersville.

A third vehicle was struck by flying debris from the accident, said Prestonsburg Police Chief. Three people were transported to Highlands Regional Medical Center.

One driver was killed while the third driver was not injured in the accident.

The accident is under investigation. Police believe heavy fog may have been a contributing factor to the accident. They ask anyone with information that may have witnessed the crash to please contact them.