Woman killed in car crash

One woman is dead after she flipped her car early this morning in Harlan County.

It happened on Highway 522 in the Ross Point community.

45-year-old Wilma Rigney of Putney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say she was not wearing a seat belt, and her vehicle airborned 70 feet in the air.

"Mrs. Wilma Rigney had been ejected from her vehicle and was pinned underneath it. It appears she left the southbound side of the roadway, hit a gravel road embankment, and flipped her vehicle," said State Police Trooper Brian Maupin.

Police say they are not sure what caused Rigney to crossover the centerline and wreck.


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