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Breathitt County man dies in crash

A Breathitt County man died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on Ky. 15, near the Perry-Breathitt county line, according to Kentucky State Police.

Donald A. Tharp, 34, of Jackson, was driving north when his vehicle left the roadway, then came back on the road, crossed both lanes, and struck a guardrail, state police at the Hazard post said.

The vehicle ran through the guardrail and over an embankment and landed on its top. Tharp was pronounced dead at the scene, which occurred about 8 a.m., state police said.

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