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Crash Involving Semi-Truck and Car Kills One, Injures Three

There's been a deadly crash in Pulaski County, on Highway 80, near the Laurel County line where a semi slammed into a car pushing it hundreds of feet.

Police say a Ford Taurus driven by Verlena Proffitt, 40, ran a stop sign while headed from Kentucky Highway 1956 onto Highway 80. Police say that's when the car crossed the path of a semi truck causing the two to crash.

A Pulaski County Sheriff says the impact was immediate and when the truck hit the car, it carried it several yards from the initial impact.

Three other women were in the vehicle. Trista Weisel, 21, was immediately killed. Proffitt and Linda Stewart, 21, were flown to the UK Hospital. Proffitt is listed in critical condition and Stewart is listed in fair condition. We're told the other passenger, Dawn Hutton, 20, was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

The driver of the truck, Michael Mcnutt, 40, was not injured.


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