One dead in two vehicle accident in Johnson County, KY - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

One dead in two vehicle accident in Johnson County, KY

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First responders on the scene of a fatal accident at the intersection of US-23 and KY-321 north of Paintsville. - Photo Courtesy of K-lite Radio. First responders on the scene of a fatal accident at the intersection of US-23 and KY-321 north of Paintsville. - Photo Courtesy of K-lite Radio.
CHARLESTON, WV -

Police are investigating a two vehicle accident on US-23 in Johnson County, KY.

Dispatchers say the accident happened around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Turner Branch at the intersection of KY Route 321 at US-23 in Paintsville, KY.

According to a release by the Kentucky State Police, Ruth A. Davis was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer when she attempted to turn left onto US-23 southbound.  Davis reportedly pulled into the direction of a 1997 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by a Dayne Pitts.

Police say both vehicles went into the northbound lanes of US-23.

Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pitts' injuries are not yet known.

The northbound lanes of US-23 at Turner Branch were shut down for several hours, but have since re-opened.

The accident remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.