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UPDATE - Bell County Fatal Accident - victim identified

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

From The Bell County Sheriff's Department -

On Wednesday September 30, 2020 Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele released the identity of the victim to WRIL. He is 21 year old Benjamin "Ben" Ty Goodin of Pineville.

Benjamin's arrangements are being handled by Cawood Funeral Home of Middlesboro with visitation taking place Saturday October 3, 2020 in the Pineville High School Gymnasium.


At 5:24am Bell County Dispatch received a call of a serious accident on Highway 190 approximately 5-1/2 miles from Highway 25E. Responding to the scene were Deputies Frank Foster, Nathaniel Price, Ron Jordan and Sgt. Patrick Brooks along with Bell County EMS, Bell County Rescue Squad, and Bell County Volunteer Fire Department.

Once on scene deputies found a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck an abandoned home. The driver of the vehicle was killed in the subsequent explosion and impact. Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele has also responded to the scene and after contacting next of kin will release the identity of the individual.

The roadway was closed for several hours during the investigation which is being handled by Sgt. Patrick Brooks.

More information will be released shortly.

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