One dead in Laurel Co. after pickup collides head-on with tractor-trailer

Photo: Laurel County Sheriff's Office
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LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) – One person has died after a crash on KY 80 Friday afternoon.

According to the Laurel County Sheriff, a pickup truck was traveling westbound on the highway about ten miles east of London when it crossed the center line, hitting a tractor-trailer head-on.

The tractor-trailer came to rest blocking the eastbound lane of KY 80, while the pickup truck blocked the westbound lane.

The driver of the pickup truck, 58-year-old Douglas N. Hoskins, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in London for treatment of injuries.