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Woman dies in crash on U.S. 23

A woman was killed when her SUV crossed the center line on U.S. 23 in Johnson County and collided head-on with a coal truck, Kentucky State Police said.

The woman died instantly. Witnesses said the SUV had traveled 600 or 700 feet in the left-center lane of the four-lane highway before the crash, said Trooper Mike Goble, spokesman for the Pikeville police post. The crash closed U.S. 23 near Hager Hill south of Paintsville for several hours.