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Green County crash kills man

A man died and criminal charges are pending against another man after a two-vehicle crash in Green County on Thursday.

The accident occurred when John P. Greene, 46, of Russell Springs, crossed the center line of U.S. 68 near Greensburg in a 1994 Ford Ranger and struck a 2006 Toyota driven by Sheila Martinez, 55, of Greensburg, police said.

A passenger in the Martinez vehicle, Russell Greenway, 51, of Greensburg, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martinez was treated for minor injuries at Jane Todd Crawford Memorial Hospital in Greensburg.

Greene was taken by helicopter to the University of Louisville Medical Center for treatment. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident; the occupants of the other vehicle were wearing seat belts, police said.

State police did not say what charges are pending against Greene.

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