Crash claims the life of Defoe man

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A well-known competitor in the horse-pulling world has died of injuries he received in a head-on traffic accident in Shelby County.

Oscar David Ethington, 69, of Defoe  was killed Friday when the Ford pickup truck he was driving was struck by another driver who veered across the center line of Ky. 55, about two miles north of the intersection with the Shelbyville Bypass.

The other driver, Susan Hughes, 42, of Sparta was taken to the University of Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

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