Perry County Man Dies After Crashing into Residence

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A Perry County man died after crashing his truck into a residence the evening of Friday, January 5, 2018. Preliminary investigation determined that Eric Reed, 35 of Hazard, was operating a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck on KY 476 when he failed to negotiate a curve on the roadway. The truck traveled over an embankment where it collided with a mobile home, trapping the occupants of the vehicle inside. Reed was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, 35-year-old Kelda Wells of Ary, was air-lifted to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment of injuries. No one inside the home was injured. Reed was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Toxicology results are pending.

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