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Victim of Friday crash identified

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The man killed Friday when his truck struck a tree on Stiles Road has been identified as Sammie Chesser of Springfield.

According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 1:14 p.m. to the 600 block of Stiles Road. It was there they found a white pickup truck against a tree and a second, red truck with front-end damage.

An investigation determined the white truck, driven by Chesser, was traveling west on Stiles Road when the red truck, driven by Dennis Edlin of New Hope, pulled from a private drive. Chesser hit Edlin’s vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Edlin was uninjured in the accident.  

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Nelson County EMS, New Haven Police, and New Hope, Rolling Fork and Raywick Fire Departments all responded to the scene.

Deputy Jamie Ferrie, of NCSO, and New Haven Police Chief Kenny Holbert are investigating the accident.