Two dead after crash on Highway 80 in Prestonsburg

Two dead after crash on Highway 80 Thursday.
Two dead after crash on Highway 80 Thursday.(WYMT)
Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 8:59 AM EST
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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A crash left two dead in Prestonsburg Thursday.

7:25 p.m. Update:

The Pike County coroner says that 54-year-old Ronald Williams had a heart attack while driving on Highway 80, lost control of the car and landed in an embankment.

Ronald was transported to Pikeville Medical Center where he died. Madge Williams, Ronald’s mother, was also in the car and died on the scene.

Two others were air-lifted to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

9:30 a.m. Update:

Officials with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook the crash on Highway 80 has been cleared and the road is back open. No current information on the crash at this time.

Original Story:

Two different crashes closed both U.S. 23 and Highway 80 in Floyd County Thursday morning.

Prestonsburg Fire Department, along with Prestonsburg Police Department and Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, are currently at the scene of the crash near the Exxon Tiger Mart.

Not much information was released, but we do know there is at least one injury.

Police strongly suggest finding an alternate route on U.S. 23.

A separate crash on Highway 80 closed the road there near the Highway 680 intersection.

Officials with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department said there is a medical helicopter on the way to that scene.

We do not know how many vehicles were involved in that crash or how many people are injured.

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