Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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McAndrews Woman Killed in a Motorcycle Collision on U.S. 23
Date of News Release: 05/26/2013
(Coal Run, Ky.) -- On Sunday May 26, 2013 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a three vehicle accident on U.S. 23 in the Coal Run community of Pike County. Troopers responded to the scene, information obtained at the scene indicates that Eugene Taylor was traveling North on U.S. 23 when his vehicle approached the intersection. Taylor's 2011 Toyota pickup struck the rear of a motorcycle operated by Darrell Coleman, Coleman's passenger Rebecca Coleman 43 years old of McAndrews, Ky. was ejected from the motorcycle. Taylor's pickup then struck a vehicle operated by Priscilla Bryant, as she attempted to pull onto the roadway. Rebecca Coleman was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton. This accident remains under investigation by KSP Accident Reconstructionist Tpr. Bryan Layne. Tpr. Layne was assisted on scene by Tpr. Steven Mirus, Tpr. Heath Ayres, Coal Run Fire Department and Transtar Ambulance Service.