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Upton woman dies in wreck

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By Jeff D'Alessio

An Upton woman died Thursday morning when police say the 2001 Dodge Caravan she was driving crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle.

Deanna M. Barton, 33, was westbound on Ky. 224 around 10:20 a.m. when her vehicle collided head-on with a 2000 Ford F-150 driven by Paul A. Neff, 56, of Hardinsburg.

Barton was pronounced dead at the scene by Hardin County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Spangenberger, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Barton was not wearing a seatbelt according to the news release.

Trooper Scott Rafferty is the investigating officer.  He was assisted at the scene by the Hardin County EMS, Upton Volunteer Fire Department and the Hardin County Coroner.

Toxicology results are pending and the cause of the collision is under investigation.