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KSP: One teen dead, 3 injured after head-on collision

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UNION CO, KY (WFIE) - There was a two vehicle head-on collision accident just after 4 p.m. on Sunday. The wreck happened just outside of Uniontown on Highway 360. 

Several police and emergency rescue personnel responded, they say it took them almost three hours to clear the scene.

Chief Ricky Millikan with the Uniontown Fire Department Emergency told 14 News that the accident was one of the worst he'd seen in his 30 years of service, because of the high amount of people that needed immediate assistance.

Kentucky State Police say the head-on collision occurred when a pick-up truck driven by 53-year-old Keith Kinglsey crossed over the center lane and collided into the path of a Mercury Cougar driven by 18-year-old Cody Vaughn.

Kingsley and his passenger, Shannon H. Smith, were ejected from their truck. KSP say neither were wearing their seatbelt. They were both airlifted to Deaconess Hospital, and are in critical condition.

Authorities say the passenger in Cody Vaughn's vehicle, 20-year-old Jacob French had to be extricated from the car. French was taken by ambulance to St. Mary's. Both he and Vaughn were wearing a seatbelt, according to KSP.

The Union County Coroner says that Cody Vaughn was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.

An investigation is ongoing.

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