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Child Killed In Accident Involving Coal Truck

A child is dead after a horrific accident in southern Kentucky on Thursday afternoon.

It happened just before one in the afternoon, south of Somerset on the 914 by-pass. That stretch of road at the New Murphy intersection was closed for hours.

The coroner identified the victim as nine-year-old Chastity Weston.

Investigators say her mother was trying to turn but didn't see a coal truck headed in her direction. The coal truck hit the car on the passenger side.

The coroner believes Weston died instantly. Her mother was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.


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