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KSP Double Benham, Ky. Fatality Update

From Kentucky State Police -

As we reported earlier on our social media there was a tragic accident in the Benham Community that took the lives of two people Friday September 18, 2020 at 10:31 p.m.


Kentucky State Police,  Post 10 Harlan received a call of a single vehicle collision at the intersection of Ky 160 and Hemlock Street in the Benham community of Harlan county. A 2012 Kia Forte was traveling west on Ky 160 and crossed the center line before exiting off the east bound shoulder. The Kia drove through a yard and struck an abandoned residence at Hemlock Street.


The driver, 23 year old Lakweasha Estes, and rear passenger 28 year old Ricky Osborne were pronounced deceased at 12:30 a.m. by Coroner Philip Bianchi. The front passenger, 33 year old Tommy Miles was air lifted from the scene to Johnson City Medical Center.


Troopers Tate knight and Logan Miracle initially responded to the scene. Detective Andy Soltess, responded to reconstruct the collision. 

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