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KSP releases identity of Owensboro man killed in two-vehicle crash in Henderson Co.

Deadly crash temporarily closes Hwy 60 East
Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 12:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2021 at 8:48 PM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - Kentucky State Police says a fatal car accident occurred on Saturday, which temporarily closed part of Highway 60 East in Henderson County.

Dispatch says the two-vehicle crash happened in the area of Highway 60 East and Tscharner Road slightly before 1 p.m.

Officials say a medical helicopter had been called to the scene.

KSP Trooper Corey King told 14 News this was a deadly crash.

According to state police, 73-year-old David F. Crabtree of Owensboro died on scene of the wreck. Troopers say for an unknown reason, Crabtree crossed the centerline and hit another car in a head-on collision.

The other driver, who KSP officials identified as 19-year-old Elizabeth Mayfield of Spotsville, was not hurt.

Trooper King says a reconstructionist was on scene, which closed the intersection for three hours.

The roadway has since reopened.

Authorities say the wreck is still under investigation.

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