The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Estill County on Spout Springs Rd. (KY-82) near Trammell Lane, north of Irvine just before 11:50 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a KSP release, the initial investigation indicates that Hager K. Rice, 56, of Richmond, was driving a 1999 Toyota Corolla west on Spout Springs Road. Rice lost control of his vehicle and crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with a 2016 Ford Fusion.

As a result of the collision, Rice sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Estill County Coroner. The release notes the driver of the fusion and three passengers were transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Toney Allen.

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