Somerset man killed in collision on 119

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A Somerset man was killed in an accident on Highway 119 near the intersection of KY 2012 Monday afternoon.
According to a release from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Frank Foster rescinded to the reported accident a short time before 2:30 p.m. on Monday June 17.
Once on scene the sergeant observed that a Red Bull delivery truck had collided with the rear end of a coal truck. The investigation determined that the fully-loaded coal truck had pulled out from KY 2012 onto Hwy 119 headed towards Pineville moving very slowly. The Red Bull truck, headed the same direction, then crashed into the back of the truck.The impact of the collision caused the death of the delivery truck driver, identified by Bell County Coroner Jason Steele, as 53-year-old Denton “Denny Lee” Oakes of Somerset, Ky.
The driver of the coal truck was uninjured.
Bell County Sgt. Frank Foster is in charge of the investigation.
Also responding to the scene was Bell County EMS, Bell County Rescue, Bell County Volunteer Fire Department, Bell County Sheriff Mitch Williams, Chief Deputy Jared Smith, and Deputies Austin Poindexter, Ryan Sams, and Samson Churchwell.

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