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On Tuesday August 20, 2013 a fatal head on collision reportedly occurred on KY 174 about a half mile from the intersection with U.S. 60 in Carter County, Kentucky. The crash happened around 2:00 p.m.
According to reports of the accident 49-year-old Ricky Flannery was driving his pickup truck eastbound on KY 174 when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided head on with a pickup truck that was being driven westbound by 54-year-old Allen Ray Tabor of Olive Hill, Kentucky. Mr. Flannery’s pickup truck allegedly caught fire and was engulfed in flames.
Mr. Tabor was reportedly trapped in his vehicle and rescuers were unable to free him before he died from the injuries that he sustained in this Kentucky head on collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Carter County Deputy Coroner Ronnie Wallace.
Mr. Flannery was taken to St. Claire Regional Medical Center for treatment of his accident injuries. On Tuesday night August 20, he was transferred to the Carter County Detention Center. While the cause of the accident remained under investigation in the days following the crash, Mr. Flannery was charged with several crimes connected to this deadly crash including second offense driving under the influence (DUI) and murder. A blood alcohol test was reportedly performed at the hospital after the crash and those results were pending.
Our Kentucky wrongful death lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Allen Tabor following this tragic Kentucky head on collision.