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Jan 3, 2014 11:16 AM

Slick Road Conditions Cause Several Deaths In Kentucky

Slick roads and icy conditions caused several deadly crashes around the Bluegrass Thursday.

A woman in Knox County was hit by a car and killed as she walked to get help. Deputies say 62-year-old Ruby Miles hit a guardrail Thursday morning and was walking up the hill to meet her husband who had come to her help, when she was hit by another car that slid, and died.

In Powell County, a car crashed on Kentucky 11 on Compton Road, claiming the life of a woman. Officials say Amy Campbell, of Slade, was killed when her car slid across the road and into a field. They say she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Her husband, Cody Campbell, was taken to UK Hospital and is expected to recover.

In Pike County, investigators say 50-year-old Lillian Raines, of West Virginia, lost control of her car on U.S. 119 in South Williamson. She hit a bridge twice, crossed the center line and hit another vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Livingston County, 79-year-old Paul Davis, of Salem, died when his car hit another vehicle nearly head-on on Kentucky 723, according to the Paducah Sun.

In Bath County, police say an SUB hit black ice on Interstate 64 near the Owingsville exit. The vehicle spun out and then slammed into the back of a semi. Police say a man was thrown from the vehicle. He was initially reported as dead, but police now say someone gave him CPR and revived him. The man's name and condition are not known.

And the Central Kentucky News Journal reports that a Knifley man died after losing control of his car on Tucker Warren Road Thursday. 20-year-old Phillip Martin was killed. The paper reports he hit a tree and was trapped.

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