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On Thursday, July 26, 2018, Kentucky State Police Post 9 Pikeville received a 911 call just after 6pm. The call advised of a single motorcycle accident on US 23 in Ivel. Upon arrival at the scene, Troopers determined the operator of the motorcycle had fallen off the bike while traveling north on the highway. The operator, identified as Dakota Hampton, was transported to the Pikeville Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased just after midnight. The investigation is currently open.