Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Draffin Man Killed in a Collision on River Road
Date of News Release: 01/28/2013
(Draffin, Ky.) -- On Friday January 25, 2013 Post 9, Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident on River Road in the Draffin community of Pike County. KSP units responded to the scene and information obtained at the scene indicates that Louie B. Stewart 48 years old of Draffin, Ky. was traveling West on River Road. The 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee he was operating exited the shoulder of the roadway and came to rest on it's roof in the river. A passenger in the vehicle had exited the vehicle and stated that Mr. Stewart was still in the vehicle. Fire/Rescue removed the vehicle and Mr. Stewart was located inside the vehicle deceased. Mr. Stewart was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey. The accident remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Heath Ayres. Tpr. Ayres was assisted on scene by KSP Trooper J.B. Cox, Ferrells Creek Fire Department, Marrowbone Fire Department, and Millard East Shelbiana Fire Department.