Deadly crash shuts down highway in eastern Kentucky

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A county coroner is at the scene of a crash on an eastern Kentucky highway.

Troopers tell WYMT an apparent head-on collision occurred Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 23 at the mouth of Brushy Fork at Beefhide.

A helicopter responded to the scene to airlift a person seriously injured in the crash to Pikeville Medical Center.

The victim's identity is unknown at this time.

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