Kentucky

Woman killed Sunday in Letcher crash

A woman was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle wreck in Letcher County. Wanda Akers, 56, of Jeremiah, was pronounced dead by the Letcher County Coroner's Office after a vehicle struck her vehicle shortly before 4 p.m. near the community of Van, according to Kentucky State Police.

It appeared the other vehicle, which was northbound on Highway 15, crossed the center line and struck Akers, who was headed south, according to the press release. Troopers continue to investigate, but drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be factors in causing the crash.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, state police said.

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