UPDATED: 3 Killed in Eastern KY Crash

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UPDATE 4:20PM 3/17/14 WURTLAND, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities have identified three people killed in a highway crash in eastern Kentucky.

A news release from Greenup County Sheriff Keith M. Cooper said the crash Sunday afternoon involved two vehicles. The dead were identified as 43-year-old Tracie R. Howard of Portsmouth, Ohio; 22-year-old Ruby M. Brown of South Shore; and 30-year-old Jamond M. Buford of Ashland.

The release said a fourth person, 33-year-old Joshua D. Bowling of Flatwoods, was hospitalized and in very serious condition Monday.

The crash happened on U.S. 23 in Greenup.

The Independent of Ashland said the northbound lanes of the highway were closed for about four hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

Three people have died in a crash in eastern Kentucky.

The Independent of Ashland, Ky., reports that the crash happened Sunday on U.S. 23 just south of Greenup. The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for about four hours.

Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper told WSAZ-TV in Charleston, W.V., that the head-on collision happened about 5 p.m.

The names of the deceased were not released. No additional information was immediately available about what caused the crash, which remains under investigation.

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