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Kentucky State Police investigating fatal accident

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Kentucky State Police were called to the scene of an accident along KY 57 in Lewis County around 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

According to troopers, a black Chevy pickup truck driven by Gary Barton was traveling southbound, lost control and left the northbound shoulder.   The truck then struck a tree, overturned and landed on the driver's side over an embankment.

Rita Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lewis County Deputy Coroner.

Barton was transported by helicopter to St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington and was listed in stable condition. 

Neither Barton nor Roberts were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The Kentucky State Police out of Morehead is investigating.