Trooper Brummett of the Kentucky State Police is investigating the case.
Pikeville KY (April 26, 2019) Kentucky State Police Post 09 are investigating a death caused by an exploding tire, which was being serviced at Elkhorn Truck Parts & Service.
Donald L. Belcher (47) years of age was pronounced deceased by the Pike County Coroner’s office at the scene.
Upon the preliminary investigation, Troopers discovered Mr. Belcher was taking a tire off a commercial vehicle when it exploded and caused fatal injuries.
The tire was mounted on what appeared to be a two-piece rim, which has caused numerous accidents and deaths in the past.
No foul play is suspected at this time. Trooper Brummett of the Kentucky State Police is investigating the case.