VAN, KY -- The Kentucky State Police of Post 13 in Hazard are investigating a single vehicle fatality that occurred on Saturday evening killing an elderly Whitesburg woman.
The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. in the Van community of Letcher County at the junction of Kentucky Highway 15 and Kentucky Highway 160.
The driver of the vehicle, 78-year old Maxine T Hampton of Whitesburg was traveling southbound on Kentucky Highway 15 when she apparently lost control of her 1995 Crown Victoria and left the roadway striking a guardrail.
The Letcher County Coroner pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. Police report she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Tpr. Ben McCray is investigating the accident.