Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Fatality Involving a Pedestrian in Pike County
Date of News Release: 12/10/2010
(Coal Run, Ky.) -- On Thursday, December 9, 2010 at approximately 10:27 pm, Kentucky State Police Post 9, Pikeville, was notified of a collision on US 23 in the Coal Run community of Pike County involving a pedestrian. It was determined , Lance Wortley, 54, of Kuna, Idaho, was attempting to cross US 23 north on foot when he was struck by a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Danny Simpson, 53, of Pikeville. After the impact, Mr. Wortley was laying in the southbound lane of US 23 when he was struck by a 2003 Toyota Corolla operated by Matthew Adkins, 22, of Pikeville. Mr. Wortley was pronounced dead at the scene by the Pike County Coroner, Russell Roberts. Det Eddie Crum is investigation the collision. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Adkins did not sustain any injuries in the collision. No criminal charges are expected to be filed.