Three killed in Greenup County crash identified

WURTLAND, Ky. (AP) - Authorities have identified three people killed in a highway crash in eastern Kentucky.

A news release from Greenup County Sheriff Keith M. Cooper said the crash Sunday afternoon involved two vehicles. The dead were identified as 43-year-old Tracie R. Howard of Portsmouth, Ohio; 22-year-old Ruby M. Brown of South Shore; and 30-year-old Jamond M. Buford of Ashland.

The release said a fourth person, 33-year-old Joshua D. Bowling of Flatwoods, was hospitalized and in very serious condition Monday.

The crash happened on U.S. 23 in Greenup County.

The Independent of Ashland said the northbound lanes of the highway were closed for about four hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

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