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Fatal car accident victims identified

June 13, 2008|Fred Petke

Police identified a Stanton woman and a Winchester man as those killed in a pair of fatal accidents in Clark County earlier this week.

Amber L. Campbell, 21, of Stanton, was pronounced dead at the scene of her crash early Thursday morning on U.S. 60, police said. In the accident report, evidence at the scene indicated Campbell's Toyota Tercel dropped off the right edge of the highway and down an embankment. The car then hit heavy brush, overturned and struck a tree.

During the crash, Amber Campbell was thrown to the passenger side of the vehicle and was pinned under the door frame, according to the report.

Injuries were not listed for her passenger, Richard G. Campbell of Stanton.

The crash was reported at 1:55 a.m. Thursday. No other vehicles were involved, and the road was closed for nearly two hours near the Fayette County line.

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Wednesday afternoon, Matthew South, 24 of Winchester, was killed in a separate accident on U.S. 60 near the Montgomery County line. South was one of four people in a vehicle that hit a utility pole and overturned. Three people were ejected from the vehicle upon impact and it rolled on top of South, police said.

The other three people, including two 17-year-old females and a 19-year-old male, were taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center Wednesday for treatment. Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue said Thursday he was not aware of their injuries or conditions. One of the females is believed to be the driver, he said.

The crash was reported at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday near East Kentucky Power.

The accident report had not been filed as of press time today. Perdue said there was no evidence of drug or alcohol use at the scene.

Contact Fred Petke at fpetke@winchestersun.com.

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