At least three people have died as the result of a multi-vehicle wreck on Hwy. 119 in Bell County.
According to Bell County Dispatch as of around 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, three fatalities had been reported. No names are being released at this time.
Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan are in charge, and their dispatch reported around 7:58 p.m. that the highway will be closed for some time while the reconstructionists work.
The Big One WRIL reported earlier this evening that the wreck occurred just before 5:30 p.m. at mile marker six, about 1,000 feet away from Robbins Recycling and the Calvin Post Office in Bell County.
WRIL reported that three vehicles were involved, sustaining major damage. One vehicle may have been on fire at one point while another was in a ditch line. The third vehicle was reported to be in the northbound lane of Hwy. 119.
The Kentucky State Police were first on the scene, according to WRIL, followed by the Bell County Volunteer Fire Department, Bell County EMS, Bell County Rescue Squad and Bell County Sheriff’s Department. The Bell County Coroner’s office was also called to the scene.
The highway has been shut down since the time of the wreck and travelers are asked to take Hwy. 987 at Laurel Hill as a detour.
According to Post 10 dispatch, the public information officer will be releasing more information later.
We will have more information as it becomes available.
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