Kentucky

Teen sitting in road dies after being struck by car

A 14-year-old boy sitting in a roadway was struck by a vehicle and died Saturday in Breathitt County, Kentucky State Police said.

Joseph James Earl Crank of Canoe, a Breathitt County community south of Jackson, was sitting "on the traveled portion" of Ky. 1812 in the Quicksand community, a police news release said.

Crank was struck by a vehicle driven by Edith Robinson, no address listed, state police said.

The accident was reported to the state police post in Hazard shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday. No other details were immediately available.

Crank was pronounced dead at the scene, and state police continue to investigate.

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