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Two die in accident on U.S. 68

Two men were killed and a third was injured in a traffic accident on U.S. 68 in Jessamine County on Friday.

The accident occurred about 2:45 p.m. near Springmint Farm, about 8 miles northwest of Nicholasville. The driver of a Mercury Tracer lost control on a hill and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to veer into the path of an oncoming Ford van, Jessamine County chief sheriff's deputy Allen "Doodle" Peel said. He said the pavement was wet at the time of the accident.

The driver of the Mercury, Charles Jacob, 28, of 329 East Main Street in Wilmore, and his passenger, Hanokhbhai Gohil, 35, of 309 Epworth Avenue in Wilmore, died in the crash. Both were students at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, the sheriff's deputy said.

The driver of the van, which belonged to La-Z-Boy Furniture in Lexington, was Freddie Wilson, 57, of 3777 Temple Drive in Lexington. He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington with non-life-threatening injuries, Peel said.

The section of roadway where the accident occurred was still closed to traffic after 6 p.m., as authorities waited for a load of sand to be put down on the pavement.

A mother and daughter died in a similar accident in the same area last year, Peel said.

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