Car Accident Kills Two People Including A Pregnant Woman

A car crash in eastern Kentucky kills two people including a pregnant woman.

Police say 24-year old Jami Whitaker of Hazard was driving on Kentucky 80 Wednesday morning just outside Martin, when her car slammed into the back of a coal truck.

Witnesses say she was speeding and couldn't safely pass the truck.

Whitaker and her boyfriend, Neil Fugate, who's also from Hazard, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the coal truck was not hurt.


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  • by alyssa noble Location: hyden on Jun 15, 2007 at 01:37 PM
    God bless you WILMA,JIMMY and DIANE. I am so sorry that this happened. Jamie had a very beautfil heart and soul. Wilma I am sorry that you have lost both your children to car accidents. Jimmy (and Diane) I am very sorry that you lost your only child. I will always remember her beautiful smile and personality. I know there is know way to console you in this time of grief. But you all know where I am and I love you.
  • by Amberly Fleming Location: Hyden on Jun 14, 2007 at 02:48 PM
    My prayers & thoughts go out to her parents, friends & family. God bless her father who is like a second father to me. Jamie was always such a nice girl & I remember when I was younger I always wanted to be like her & dress like her, I always looked up to her as a friend & a role model when I was in Middle School & even when I got in High school with her, she was a Senior & I was a Freshman. She's left behind a wonderful host of family & friends & I hope God carries them through this rough time. I know Jamie & Dana (her brother who died a while back) are being reunited as we speak, they've been apart too long.
  • by Jennifer Location: Hyden on Jun 14, 2007 at 12:03 PM
    Jami will be truly missed she was such a fun person to be around. She could feel the room with laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with the families.
  • by Christy Martin Location: Hazard on Jun 14, 2007 at 10:52 AM
    I had Jamie as student more than once and I thought she was a great person. She was well liked by everyone. My prayers to the family of both of them.
  • by Amanda Jones Smith Location: Hyden, KY on Jun 14, 2007 at 08:56 AM
    Jamie was a very nice person. I went through grade schhol, middle school and some high school with her. She has left bebind a wonderful family and a beauitful little girl. My prays are with her family.
  • by christal Location: hazard on Jun 14, 2007 at 06:14 AM
    i also went to college with jamie she was a good girl trying to make something of herself. my prayers go out to the family.
  • by Denise Location: Hyden, Kentucky on Jun 14, 2007 at 06:08 AM
    to Julie, yes this is the Jamie Whitaker that is from Leslie County. I am so sorry to here this, she is the same age as my daughter, I worked with her mother at MBH
  • by Trish Location: Hyden on Jun 14, 2007 at 05:55 AM
    Jamie was from Leslie County. She was a very good sweet friend and she will be missed. My prayers are with the family. We'll miss you Jamie.
  • by home on Jun 14, 2007 at 05:33 AM
    I am so sorry for the famliy, this is close to the same time of year we lost her brother same age, same way. hope you two are together with peice now.
  • by Kimberly Location: Hazard on Jun 13, 2007 at 08:31 PM
    I went to college with Jami, she was a very sweet girl. She was trying to get her classes done so she could get into the nursing program. I'm so sorry to her family. She left behind a little girl and niece.
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