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Michigan Man Killed in a Collision on US 23

Date of News Release: 11/08/2013

(Betsy Layne, Ky.) - On Friday November 8, 2013 Post 9, Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident on U.S. 23 in the Betsy Layne community of Floyd County. KSP Trooper Brad Hamilton responded to the scene, information obtained at the scene indicates that 75 year old George Stapleton of Sterling Heights, MI. was traveling South on U.S. 23 when he lost control of his vehicle. Stapleton's vehicle crossed the median and the Northbound lanes of U.S. 23 striking an earth embankment. Stapleton was pronounced deceased at the scene by Floyd County Coroner Greg Nelson. The accident remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Brad Hamilton.

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