One woman killed; 2 children hospitalized after crash in Bracken County

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BRACKEN COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a crash in Bracken County that left one woman dead and sent two children to the hospital by AirCare.

The accident happened at around 10:00 am on KY-8 near Wrangling Run Road. Police say Jamie Shields, 34, of Augusta, Kentucky was traveling Northbound on KY-8 in a 2002 Silver Chrysler PT Cruiser when she dropped off the right side of the roadway. She then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross over the southbound lane of KY-8, then crashing into an embankment.

Shields was pronounced dead at the scene. Her two juvenile passengers were taken to University Hospital and Childrens Hospital for treatment.

Police say Shields was not wearing a seatbelt during the accident and neither child was restrained properly.

The incident remains under investigation.

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