Kentucky State Police Investigating Death in Pike County

Kentucky State Police Post 9 are investigating a death caused by an exploding tire, which was being serviced at Elkhorn Truck Parts & Service on Friday, April 26, 2019. Donald Belcher, 47, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Pike County Coroner’s Office. Preliminary investigation determined Belcher was removing a tire from a commercial vehicle when it exploded, causing fatal injuries. The tire was mounted on what appeared to be a two-piece rim. No foul play is suspected at this time.

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