KNOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Two brothers are dead after a crash Knott County Thursday morning.
It happened just east of the the Knott-Perry line on Highway 80 around 9 a.m.
The crash happened between a BMW car and a pickup. Kentucky State Police tell WKYT the driver and a passenger in the car were killed. KSP says the driver, Philip Huff, 65, of Garner, was heading west when he lost control. We're told the car went across the median into the eastbound lane. The truck, driven by Saka Disu, 53, of Proctorville, Ohio, was heading east, overturned on the driver's side, landing partially on the shoulder in the eastbound lane.
Huff's brother, Carlos W. Huff, 44, of Hindman, was a passenger in the car. He and his brother were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Knott County coroner. We're told no seatbelts were being used in the car.
Disu was taken to Hazard ARH by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Toxicology reports are pending. The crash remains under investigation by KSP.
Crash reconstruction units were called to the scene, and the road was partially blocked for hours. We're told it is now reopened in the area.