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Whitesburg man dies after crash

A Whitesburg man died after a crash on Highway 7 North in the Colson community of Letcher County Friday night.

Eric N. Akemon, 29, was driving north in a 2007 Dodge Charger when he crossed the center line and hit a southbound Ford F-150 truck driven by Christopher Shawn Simmons, 25, of Whitesburg, state police said.

Akemon was pronounced dead at the scene. Simmons was airlifted from the scene. Further information about his condition was not available.

Neither driver was wearing a seat belt, police said.

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