Whitesburg KY

Wreck fatal to woman, 59

A Letcher County woman died Tuesday in a three-car accident at Glomawr in Perry County.

Lorene Dollarhide of Cowan, was traveling north on Hwy. 15 toward Hazard when she apparently lost control of her 2001 Buick LeSabre and crossed into the southbound lane.

Dollarhide’s car struck a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Billie Combs of Happy, head on. A 2007 Ford Explorer, driven by Kentucky State Police Detective Tim Engle was also traveling south on Hwy. 15. Engle was unable to avoid the collision and was struck by Dollarhide’s vehicle.

Both Dollarhide, 59, and Combs, 52, were pronounced dead at the scene by Perry County Coroner Jimmy Maggard. Engle was treated and released for minor injuries at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.

The accident is under investigation by Kentucky State Police

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