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Fatal collision on US 460 in Pike County

Date of News Release: 12/19/2011

(Regina,Ky.) -- On Sunday December 18, 2011 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a two vehicle accident on US 460 in the Yellow Hill community of Pike County. Preliminary investigation indicates that a vehicle operated Robert Adkins was attempting to turn west onto US 460 from Blair Adkins Street in the Yellow Hill area. Adkins vehicle pulled into the path of a Eastbound vehicle operated by Michael Bartley. Robert Adkins was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey. Michael Bartley and a passenger in his vehicle were transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Jason Merlo.

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