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Kentucky State Police investigates fatal collision in Harlan County

From Kentucky State Police Post 10 -

On Thursday, November 4, 2021 at approximately 8:59 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 received a 911 call of a two vehicle collision on us 119 in the Molus community of Harlan County. Detective Andy Soltess and Detective Rodney Sturgill responded to investigate the collision.

The initial investigation indicates a black 2013 Chevrolet Cruze traveling north, driven by 59 year old Richard Hawkins of Loyall crossed the centerline into the southbound lane of traffic. A silver 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by 28 year old Hannah Osborne was traveling south when Mr. Hawkins vehicle crossed into her path resulting in a collision.


Mr. Hawkins was pronounced deceased at the scene by Harlan County Deputy Coroner Jim Rich. Hannah Osborne was transported by EMS to Pineville Community Hospital for moderate injuries.


Drugs and alcohol are not suspected into the collision. The collision is still under investigation by Det. Andy Soltess.

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