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Letcher county man dies in crash

A man died in a head-on crash in Knott County on Monday morning.

Terry L. Lucas, 48, of Letcher County, was driving north on Ky. 15 near the Knott-Perry county line when he crossed the center line, state police said. Lucas' Pontiac passenger car collided with a Ford truck driven by Brandon Howard of the Chavies community in Perry County. The truck rolled over and caught fire.

Lucas, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Howard, who had been wearing a seat belt, was pulled from the burning truck by a passing motorist, state police said. He was treated and released from Whitesburg ARH Hospital.