Pike County crash kills driver, passenger

jmadden@herald-leader.comFebruary 23, 2014 

Two people are dead after a two-vehicle crash in Pike County on Saturday.

Michael Wellman, 47, of Belcher and Jennifer Wellman, 36, were killed when their westbound vehicle collided with an oncoming vehicle on U.S. 460 in Justiceville, Kentucky Police said in a news release. The accident happened when the Wellman vehicle went off the side of the road; the driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross into the eastbound lane and strike the other vehicle, the news release said.

Michael Wellman, who was driving, was taken to Pikeville Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Jennifer Wellman was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other information was available.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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