1 dead, 3 airlifted to hospital after Pulaski Co. crash

Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 10:02 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 at 1:52 PM EST
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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is dead after a crash in Pulaski County.

Officials say the head-on crash involving an SUV and a Jeep happened late Tuesday on East Kentucky 80, just outside of Somerset.

The driver of the Jeep was killed. The coroner says that person has been identified as Esau Diaz.

The coroner says Esau was initially misidentified as Esau’s nephew, Alejandro Diaz. We’re told Alejandro died in Adair County earlier this month. The coroner says Esau had Alejandro’s ID in his pocket, which led to the confusion.

Three people in the SUV were all airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. We don’t know their conditions at this time.

The road reopened around two Wednesday morning.

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