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(Updated) Fatal Crash Closes KY 17 in Covington; Former Mayor Killed

This story has been updated: Covington Police identified the victim in the crash as Donnie Jobe, 39, the former mayor and fire chief in Bromley who was expected to face trial on corruption charges in September. To read the updated story, click here.

Madison Pike (KY 17) is shut down in both directions after a fatal crash Monday night, Covington Police said.

The crash happened on road near Pioneer Park, police said.

The police department's traffic unit is investigating and the road is expected to be closed "likely for several hours," police said.

Drivers are urged to avoid the area.

Police did not release further details.

-Staff report

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