Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Death Investigation in South Williamson, Ky
Date of News Release: 10/18/2010
(South Williamson, Pike County) -- On Sunday October 17, 2010 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a male subject possibly deceased on the property of White Star Minning. KSP units responded to the scene and located 22 year old Chad L. Morris of Hatfield deceased. Information at the scene indicated that Chad Morris had climbed a utility pole in an attempt to disconnect and remove the wiring from the pole. Evidence at the scene indicated the the wiring was electrically charged which lead to the death of Mr. Morris. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Post 9 Detective Kevin Newsome.