Two Killed After Asphalt Falls on Car

A tractor trailer, a truck hauling asphalt, and a passenger car were involved in a crash on Highway 421, just north of Harlan, Monday.
Police say the asphalt truck tipped, spilling some of its load on top of the car. Two people inside that car died.
Authorities have identified them as 53 year old Randall Bailey, and 52 year old Betty Bailey, both of Bledsoe, Ky.
The drivers of both trucks were taken to the hospital, but their conditions aren't known.


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  • by vic Location: cin.ohio on Apr 26, 2007 at 11:42 AM
    my wife and i are sadden by this horriable and preventable accident.Randall and Betty are my wife's uncle and aunt they will be missed very much. we hope the truck driver who hit them thinks about the next time he drives fast down that road the lives he took that day. we hope you can live with yourself.
  • by Lynn Location: Cincinnati, ohio on Apr 25, 2007 at 07:23 PM
    Randall is my uncle (my mom is Stella Bailey). I am still shocked and dumb from this accident. What horrific circumstances. I cannot believe the recklessness of the drivers of the dump truck and the illegal loading of the other truck....government official need to do something!!!! Jeff and Phillip - my love to you both!
  • by jan limerick Location: cin,ohio on Apr 25, 2007 at 07:06 PM
    they are my uncle and aunt. when we heard about the accident we were shocked. i can speak for the rest of the family thank you for all your prayes and calls. they are all appricated. The Bailey family.
  • by elizabeth Location: madison ky on Apr 24, 2007 at 01:23 PM
    im deeply sorry to herer this.... omg this was awful to herer ... the baileys was my imed.family...i was born in harlan , they lived rite out from us...i hate the co. want do som bout the roads there..or the cops out checking for the company who faul to carry the amount of weight they are to carry... i was in a wreck in 2004 on 421,due to coal truck loossen coal in road, an was hit headon by a truck tha was over weight, bout dies in it... i hopoe the co. willl do som bout the roads an the drivers who dont have cdl,an cite company who dont follow rules...i like for my family to no my heart an prayers are with them.love you alll ...god bless you in tyme of lost ,im sorry again ..
  • by Lady Location: London (UK) on Apr 24, 2007 at 06:18 AM
    I knew Randel and Betty through their son Jeff and I would like to send my condolences to the family and I am praying for them during this time. God Bless you all
  • by Elaine Location: London,KY on Apr 23, 2007 at 08:39 PM
    Over 700 homes in Laurel County are fighting the opening of an asphalt plant in our community. This is just one reason why!! We live just a few miles from the middle of downtown London, on a two lane road that has been so heavily traveled for numerous years and now, we have a new elementary school opening in the fall, just about one-half of a mile from the site of the proposed asphalt plant. What can this man be thinking ~~ trying to open a HOT ASPHALT PLANT??? Dumptrucks traveling this road w/hot asphalt??? School buses w/children going back and forth and parents taking and picking up their children at the new school. Not to mention the retired people traveling this road. How can one man be so selfish???
  • by beth Location: richmond ky on Apr 23, 2007 at 07:54 PM
    this is really bad mrs bailey is my first cousin...i was rasied on tha road in harlan...its a badd road i had a wreck in 2004.i want the family to no my prayers are with them... hope this road get look into...an the wrecks tha ben on it ...
  • by David Location: Harlan Ky on Apr 23, 2007 at 05:54 PM
    we here in Harlan County have asked our elected officals for years for a new road over this mountian and it has never happened because no coal is hauled across the mountian to provide Central Ky with coal severance tax.
  • by lee Location: harlan on Apr 23, 2007 at 05:16 PM
    we'll i was there just after it happend .it was horrible .i am a truck driver my-self and even i say something has to be done about the speed of the trucks over there. it has been a problem for a long time, as long as i can remember ..and the cars just ignore common sence. passing on double yellow, running outragious speeds even in the morning time when busses are running.if you want proof just set up on 421 about "brock park to hyden" and watch some of the cars and trucks

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