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Ashland teen killed in Greenup crash

Dec. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

WURTLAND, Ky. -- An Ashland teenager was killed in a car crash in Greenup County on Wednesday afternoon, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. Two other people also were injured in the crash and were transported to a Huntington hospital.

The wreck occurred at 12:27 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Lock Lick Road and Kentucky 67, the industrial parkway.

The victim was identified as Nathaniel Nickell, 18, of Ashland. He was operating a 1992 Honda westbound on Lost Lick Road and turned onto Kentucky 67.

It appears the Honda failed to stop at the intersection and pulled into the path of a vehicle being driven by Joyce Callahan, 70, of Olive Hill, Ky. Callahan was traveling southbound on Kentucky 67 in a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.

Nickell wasn't wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle. He was transported to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and was pronounced dead by Greenup County Coroner Neil Wright. Alcohol or drugs don't appear to be a factor in the crash, according to the release.

Callahan and a passenger, Freda Rivers, 55, also weren't wearing seat belts, according to the release.

Both were transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital and were listed in fair condition, according to the release.

The wreck is under investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Ben Tanner.