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Morgan County crash kills Morehead man

A man died and two women were injured in a crash in Morgan County on Monday afternoon.

Jeffrey Porter, 38, of Morehead, was driving north on Ky. 519 in a Geo Tracker when he crossed the center line and hit a southbound Dodge Caliber driven by Vickie Gilliam, 30, at about 3:10 p.m., state police said.

Porter, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the Tracker as it left the road and flipped several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger, Anna Laura Perkins, 22, of Morehead, was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition Monday night. She also was not wearing a seat belt.

Gilliam, who had been wearing a seat belt, was taken to Morgan County ARH Hospital.

State police said they think speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.

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