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August 23, 2013

Funeral Saturday for man killed in crash

CORBIN — By John L. Ross/ Staff Writer

Funeral services for a Williamsburg man killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday in Tennessee are slated for Saturday.

Richard K. Blakley, 27, of Lydia Haun Road, was driving a 1995 Ford Explorer southbound on I-75 in Campbell County, Tenn., according to Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Johnny McDonald.

“He (apparently) hydroplaned, lost control and crossed the median,” McDonald said, adding the vehicle came to rest in the northbound lanes of travel.

McDonald said the crash happened approximately 11 miles south of the state line, at mile marker 150. He also said the roads were wet from rain.

Blakley was pronounced dead at Jellico Community Hospital in Jellico, Tenn., according to McDonald.

He also said alcohol or drugs did not play a part in this crash.

However, Blakley was not wearing a seat belt, either, McDonald said, and was “partially ejected” from the Ford.

“(Wearing the seat belt) would have made a difference by all indications,” McDonald said.

Blakley is survived by his parents, Charles and Shirley Blakley, his sister, his maternal grandparents and several other relatives.

Visitation is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg.

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