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Pedestrian Man Killed in Coal Run, Ky

Date of News Release: 11/13/2012

(Coal Run, Ky.) -- On Thursday November 8, 2012 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on U.S. 23 North in the Coal Run community of Pike County. Information obtained at the scene indicates that 43 year old Juan Ortiz of Frederick County Maryland had parked the United Van Lines truck he was operating in the K-Mart parking lot on the side of U.S. 23. Mr. Ortiz crossed the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 23 and as he was returning to his vehicle, Mr. Ortiz entered the northbound lanes of U.S. 23 and was struck by a 2000 Ford passenger car operated by Jamie Young of Virgie, Ky. Juan Ortiz was transported to Pikeville Medical Center for his injuries.

On Monday November 12, 2012 Juan Ortiz passed away at Pikeville Medical Center as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. This accident remains under investigation by Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Bryan Layne.

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