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Eastern KY Man Dies In Crash Over Embankment

EVARTS, KY -- A 24-year-old Harlan County man died early Saturday after driving over an embankment, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader in its Sunday edition.

Kentucky State Police said Jason Juarez of Closplint died about 4 a.m. on Ky. 38, about 15 miles east of Evarts.

Juarez was westbound in a 2006 Nissan when a tire dropped off the road and onto the shoulder. Juarez apparently overcorrected and lost control of the Nissan, which crossed the road and went over an embankment, reports the Herald-Leader.

The Nissan struck a tree after traveling 159 feet, police said. Juarez, the only occupant of the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene by Harlan County Coroner Phillip Bianchi.

No autopsy is planned, Bianchi said. Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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