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Woman dies in crash with Kentucky State Police trooper in Pulaski County


SOMERSET, Kentucky — A southern Kentucky woman has died in a crash involving a state trooper.

A statement from Kentucky State Police says Trooper Joshua Brainard was headed south on U.S. 27 in Pulaski County in a marked cruiser on Tuesday evening when a 2004 Toyota Corolla pulled out into his path. The statement says Brainard hit the vehicle, which was being driven by 56-year-old Denese L. Koval of Nancy.

Both drivers were taken to the Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center in Somerset, where Koval was pronounced dead and Brainard was treated and released.

The crash remains under investigation.

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