Car slams into dump truck, killing passenger

Police say the dump truck was traveling down a highway in Harlan County, when a car slammed into the back of it.

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly crash in eastern Kentucky.

Around six Friday morning, they were dispatched to U.S.119 in the Rosspoint community of Harlan County for a report of a crash.

Police say the dump truck was traveling north on U.S.119 in the slow lane, when a 2007 Chevrolet Impala struck the dump truck in the rear.

The driver of the Impala, 40-year old Tracey Rapier of Evarts, was transported to Harlan County ARH for injuries.

The Harlan County Rescue Squad had to use a machine to cut open the car in order to get to the passenger. That passenger, 41-year old Donald P. Tarbell of Coxton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the dump truck was not hurt.

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