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One Killed DUI Motorcycle Collision on KY 122 in Melvin, KY

Date of News Release: 07/05/2012

(Melvin, Ky.) -- On Thursday July 5, 2012 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a collision on Ky122 in the Melvin community of Floyd County. KSP units responded to the scene and preliminary investigation indicates that Alex Mullins 18 years old of Melvin, Ky. was operating a miniature sport motorcycle on Ky 122 when he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene. Alex Mullins was transported to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee where he was pronounced deceased. During the course of the investigation KSP units located a 2004 Saturn SUV which was determined to be the involved in the collision. It was determined that Chester D. Hunter 26 years old of Melvin was in operation of the vehicle at the time of the collision. Hunter was charged with D.U.I. 1st Degree, Leaving the scene of a accident Failure to render aid and other traffic offenses. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jason Dials.

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