According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville, Troopers are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that happened just after 6 PM on Thursday, November 15 in Pike Co on Ky 319. Troopers responded to the scene and it was determined a vehicle traveling Southbound lost control and struck an embankment then overturned into a ditch. The operator was transported by EMS to the Williamson ARH Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident, while a passenger in the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pike Co Coroner’s office. The victim has been identified as Betty Jo Blankenship (69) years old, from Chapman Fork in Majestic in Pike Co. This collision is under the investigation of Trooper Maynard.
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