Death Investigation in Harlan County

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The Harlan County Sheriff’s office was contact on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in reference to a vehicle in the river on KY 38 at Closplint. Through investigation, it was discovered that the accident occurred during the evening hours on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The vehicle was submerged in the river and was only discovered after the river has subsided the following morning. The operator of the vehicle, identified as 46-year-old Rebecca Johnson of Closplint, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Harlan County Coroner’s Office. The collision is being investigated.

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