McCreary County crash kills 17-year-old driver

Herald-Leader Staff ReportAugust 5, 2014 


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A teen was killed Tuesday morning when a pickup truck crashed in McCreary County, Kentucky State Police said.

Dustin A. Strunk, 17, of Stearns died at the scene, the county coroner's office said.

Trooper Wendell Higginbotham determined that a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Strunk was traveling north on North Bee Rock Road when Strunk failed to negotiate a curve. The pickup struck an embankment and overturned.

The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

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