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Two-vehicle crash kills Danville man in Garrard

A Danville man died early Friday when his car collided a box truck on U.S. 27 in Garrard County.

Authorities identified the victim as Juan Johnson, 35, of Danville.

Garrard Coroner Daryl Hodge said Johnson died from massive trauma.

"It was a tremendous impact, I do know that," Hodge said.

Johnson's 2002 four-door Buick was northbound when it collided with the truck in the southbound lane, Hodge said. The crash occurred at 4:40 a.m., about 9 miles north of Lancaster.

Johnson was pronounced dead just after 5 a.m. Friday.

The truck driver was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, but Hodge said he did not know the extent of the driver's injuries.

Kentucky State Police said the road, which had been closed after the crash, was back open by 8 a.m.

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