One dead in Russell County crash

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Russell County Coroner confirms 31-year-old James T. Spires of Columbia, Kentucky died in a crash around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement is assisting the coroner's office in conducting a joint investigation into the fatal crash that involved a pick-up truck and tractor-trailer. It happened near 5203 North Highway 127 in Russell Springs.

Kentucky State Police say Spires was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the wreck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday at the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort.

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