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Crash in Jessamine County kills Nicholasville man

A man died Thursday afternoon when his car crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head-on in Jessamine County.

Jeremy Earl Hampton, 30, of Nicholasville, died in the crash, chief deputy coroner Jason Drury said. It is too early to tell what caused Hampton’s car to cross into the northbound lane of U.S. 27 just south of Bethel Baptist Church, Drury said.

The driver of the other car was taken to the hospital, Drury said, but that person’s condition has not yet been released.

Hampton’s body has been taken to Frankfort for an autopsy, Drury said.

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