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Man, 85, succumbs to wreck injuries

Kentucky State Police are investigating a two-vehicle collision on Saturday from which a man later died.

The collision happened about 1 p.m., April 3, at the intersection of Ky 15 and Ky 7 North at Isom.

Troopers said the initial investigation indicated that a black Ford F-150 being operated by Lawrence Halcomb, 37, of Blackey, attempted to pull across KY 15 from KY 7N into a gas station parking lot.

Police said as the truck pulled across the highway, it struck a white Chevrolet Aveo traveling north on KY 15 driven by Jackie Tolliver, 85, of Litt Carr. Halcomb refused medical treatment on scene. Jackie Tolliver and Deborah Tolliver, 71, also of Litt Carr, were transported by ambulance to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital, but later transferred to Pikeville Medical Center to be treated for injuries sustained in the collision.

On Monday, April 5, Post 13 received a call from Pikeville Medical Center stating that Jackie Tolliver had succumbed to injuries as a result of the collision. Seat belts were in use at the time of the collision. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Wilson Jones.

Ky 15 was partially blocked briefly on Tuesday while police reconstructed the accident.

Tolliver was the father of country musician David Tolliver of Halfway to Hazard, and a brother to longtime Letcher County florist Sue Parks and the late Don Tolliver, who was the owner of a mobile home sales and moving business at Dry Fork.

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