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Amber Alert

Thursday, January 24, 2008

U.S. 421 Reopens In Franklin County After Fatal Accident Forces Overnight Closure

U.S. 421 just east of Frankfort has reopened for rush hour traffic, after closing all night following a fatal accident. The deadly accident put one driver behind bars. The road will close again later Thursday morning to finish cleanup of that area. State police say a minivan and a tractor trailer collided head-on on U.S. 421 in Franklin County late Wednesday night. The crash was so violent, both vehicles were thrown over an embankment.

Police say the driver of the van was Leslye Robertson, 41. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer was Paul George Neto, 46. He was arrested. Police say Neto had alcohol and marijuana in his truck. He now faces a murder charge. Source