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Woman dies in crash near Morehead

A woman was killed and two people received minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident near Morehead on Friday morning.

Traci Swartz, 42, of Wallingford, was pronounced dead at the scene on Ky. 32, a half mile west of the Morehead city limits, according to Kentucky State Police.

The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. when Swartz's eastbound 1996 Chevrolet Blazer slowed down because of a vehicle being towed from the westbound shoulder of the roadway.

An eastbound 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Brian Owens, 33, of Morehead struck the Blazer, causing it to overturn, police said.

Swartz, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. Owens and a passenger in the Blazer, Daniel Moore of Wallingford, were treated at St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead and released, police said.

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