Leslie County woman dies in head-on collision

A Leslie County woman died Tuesday night after a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 421 in the Helton Community in Leslie County.

Tracey Collett, 39, of Warbranch, was traveling southbound when she veered into the northbound lane, colliding with a Ford F-150 truck, according to Kentucky State Police.

Collett was pronounced dead at the scene by Leslie County coroner.

The driver of the truck, Wilburn Pennington, 49, of Hyden, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., police said. He now is in stable condition.

The truck passenger, Glen Caldwell, 45, of Wooton, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.