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20-year-old dead after crashing into utility pole

WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police say James Smith, 20, of Campton, died after driving off a road and striking a utility pole. They say it happened on Kentucky 205 North in Wolfe County around 8 p.m. Sunday.

The passenger, Lisa Perkins, 19, of West Liberty, was transported to Kentucky River Medical Center in Jackson where she is listed in stable condition. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say neither of the two were wearing seatbelts. The accident remains under investigation.


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