Report Sheds New Light On Deadly Intersection

The Department of Transportation releases some information on its investigation into a deadly Harlan County crash.

Benjamin Blanton II, 34, and Kevin Jewell, 31, died when their car went over an embankment and landed in a creek at the intersection of Kentucky 221 and 2009.

The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports, information collected from several agencies dating back to January 2000 shows the December 12th crash was the only accident at the intersection.

The information conflicts with reports from people in the area who say the intersection is the site of numerous crashes.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Bledsoe on Feb 6, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    The citizens that live in that area where never asked any questions.There have been several accidents coming down that road and I don't know what agencies they talked to but it wasn't anyone that knows the place evidently and it shouldn't matter if any more wrecks have happened there or not. One is too many and no one should have to through what these mothers have.
  • by Theresia Location: Harlan on Feb 3, 2009 at 04:10 PM
    I think that the state should put up guard rails everywhere that is dangerous! When it snows these roads are very slick and you never know if your going to make it home or not! My heart goes out to these families, just think if there had of been a guard rail there, then these two men would still be alive and most important their childern would have a father.


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