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Crash kills woman in Pike County

A 29-year-old woman died Friday evening in a two-vehicle crash in Pike County, state police said.

A 1997 Chevrolet truck, driven by Billy Ward, was headed south on Penny Highway when it crossed the center line and hit a 2005 Chevrolet truck driven by Johnny Spears Jr., state police said.

Alicia Caudill of Melvin, a passenger in the truck driven by Ward, was transported to the Pikeville Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Ward was flown to a Huntington, W.Va., hospital and is being treated for his injuries, police said.

Spears and occupants in his truck were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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