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EKY man killed in weekend crash

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- A mangled fence is all that’s left of Saturday’s deadly crash on Highway 66 in Clay County.

Nathan Jackson and Tyler Farmer, both coal miners, were on their way home from work when another vehicle pulled out in front of them coming from Little Creek Road.

The crash killed Jackson and Farmer had injuries so severe, he had to be airlifted to UK Hospital.

“A lot of us in the community know [Jackson’s] family, a good hard working family. He was traveling home that evening. He had just gotten off work,” Clay County Deputy Taye Napier said.

The man and two children in the other vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries.

This makes two deadly crashes, just days apart.

Deputy Napier says remembering the basics is the best way to protect you and your family from these kinds of tragedies.

“Always wear your seat belt. You never know what’s going to happen. You never know what the other driver is going to do, and you can’t control what the other driver is going to do,” Napier added.

No charges have been filed in Saturday’s crash.

Funeral services for Nathan Jackson will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Couch’s Fork Church of God. Jackson was 22 years old.

Farmer’s condition is unknown.

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