Woman dies after SUV hits semi on U.S. 62 in Scott County

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - State police have released the name of the driver killed on U.S. 62 in Scott County.

Police say Karla Hopton of Sadieville was pronounce deceased at the scene of the collision by the Scott County Coroner’s Office.

Emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly crash that's closed a busy highway in Scott County.

It happened around 11 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 62 near Gunnell Road just north of Georgetown not far from the Toyota plant.

Police tell us it appears a semi and an SUV hit head-on in a curve.

There is debris scattered across the road and large police scene as accident reconstruction teams investigate.

The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital.

The road is expected to be closed for a while.

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