Tony Turner, 40, a broadcaster who rose from radio disc...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 02, 2002

Tony Turner, 40, a broadcaster who rose from radio disc jockey to television anchorman over a 26-year career in eastern Kentucky, died Sunday after a traffic accident.

Mr. Turner died as the result of injuries he suffered in a June 10 traffic crash while on assignment. Two others were killed in the two-vehicle crash just outside Williamsburg.

Mr. Turner began his radio broadcasting career while in high school at WFSR in Harlan. He was general manager of WFSR during part of his tenure there from 1976 through 1986.

Mr. Turner started at WYMT-TV in 1986 as a general assignment reporter and was named general manager and vice president last year. He continued to anchor newscasts after his promotion.

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