One Dead in Fatal Crash in Pike County

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Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post 9 are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on US 460 in the Draffin community. At 1:20pm, KSP Post 9 received a call of a two vehicle accident on the Regina Belcher Highway. Upon arrival, Troopers determined Dakota Compton, 17, of Regina, was traveling west on US 460. He apparently lost control of the vehicle he was operating, crossing the center of the highway and was rear ended by a commercial vehicle traveling east. Compton was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pike County Coroner’s Office. The collision is being investigated and reconstructed by Sergeant Dixon of the Kentucky State Police.

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