Head-on crash takes life of Clay County driver

May 5, 2013 

A Clay County woman died Sunday in a two-vehicle crash, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

Patricia Lou Hyde, 43, of Goose Rock was taken from the scene to Manchester Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Hyde was driving a 1997 Ford Mustang that collided head-on with a Dodge Durango, state police said.

The driver of the Durango, Tommy Henson, 33, of Waynesburg, also was taken to Manchester Memorial Hospital, as was an unidentified passenger.

The crash was reported at 4:41 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 421 about three miles west of Manchester.

State police said the Mustang was traveling north when it crossed the center line and struck the southbound Durango. No alcohol or drug use was suspected of either driver, state police said.

Neither Hyde nor Henson wore seat belts, but the passenger in the Durango did, police said.

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