(Info from Breathitt County Sheriff’s Department)
Richard McCune of Jackson was killed Thursday morning on October 17th around 6:50am when, according to an accident report from the Breathitt County Sheriff’s Department, McCune apparently fell asleep and crossed the centerline into the path of an UPS tractor trailer. McCune was traveling North on HWY 15 in a 2015 Toyota Camry, in the Vancleve community when the accident occurred. According to the accident report, UPS driver Randall Bentley of Neon, KY attempted to avoid the accident by moving to the far right of HWY 15 but could not avoid the McCune vehicle hitting head on. Bentley was transported to KRMC in Jackson for possible injuries.
McCune was loved and respected and will be missed. Our condolences go out to the McCune family.