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Pedestrian Killed on KY 80 in Pike County

Date of News Release: 04/10/2014

(Elkhorn City, Ky.) - On Wednesday April 9, 2014 at 8:31 P.M. Kentucky State Police Post 9, Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the Elkhorn City community of Pike County. Information obtained at the scene indicates that Johnny F. Stewart, 46 years old of Elkhorn City, Kentucky was traveling west on KY 80 when the 2002 GMC Yukon he was operating struck 21 year old pedestrian, Samantha Bennett of Elkhorn City, Kentucky. Bennett was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey. This incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Accident Reconstructionist Trooper Bryan Layne and KSP Detective Jason Merlo.