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Local man killed in Johnson Co. collision

photo courtesy of Kayla Spradlin

US 460 – A Magoffin man died after a two-vehicle collision on Friday, May 28 in Johnson County.

Johnson County Sheriff Doug Saylor told Mortimer Media Group at approximately 8:12 p.m. on May 28 Paintsville EMS, Oil Springs Volunteer Fire Department and Rockhouse Volunteer Fire Department and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an accident with injuries on US 460 between Paintsville and Salyersville, in Johnson County, with the wreck occurring between Lower Twin and Barnett’s Creek.

One vehicle was from Indiana with four occupants and towing a trailer with two large side-by-side ATVs on it. The other vehicle was from Magoffin County with a male driver, who was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision.

The passengers from the other vehicle were taken to Paul B. Hall Medical Center, with some transferred to other hospitals, Saylor said. At press time their conditions are unknown, though some were believed to be very seriously injured.

According to investigators, it appears the truck, driven by James Allen Holland, 47, of Salyersville, dropped off the side of the road, with Allen overcorrecting and entering into a slide, then spin, moving into the path of the other vehicle.

Rescue personnel later found Holland’s small dog in the vehicle, which had also passed away as a result of the collision.

The collision remains under investigation by the Johnson County Sheriff Department.

Holland’s full obituary can be found on A4 of this week’s paper.

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