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Single-vehicle Kentucky crash kills 17-year-old softball player

Photo from Pulaski County Sherrif's Office
Photo from Pulaski County Sherrif's Office

A 17-year-old Somerset girl died in a single-vehicle accident early Monday morning.

Deputies responded to the crash shortly after midnight on Monday where Madison A. Hannah was found thrown from the vehicle, Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck said in a news release. Hannah was pronounced dead at the scene.

Madison was a Pulaski County High School student who was entering her senior year in the fall, the school confirmed.

The accident happened on Ky. 39, about 10 miles north of Somerset where a yellow 2004 Pontiac was found in a ditch off the roadway, according to the release.

A preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident revealed that the vehicle veered off the road into a ditch before rolling over "several times."

Madison was not wearing a seat belt, and speed and wet road conditions may have been contributed to the crash, according to the release.

She was a member of the high school's softball team and was set to be a big contributor next year, her coach told WYMT.

"She was just a great person and an unbelievable teammate," Brad Gover told WYMT.

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