Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Elkhorn Creek Man Killed in a Collision on KY 197
Date of News Release: 06/10/2013
(Elkhorn Creek, Ky.) -- On Saturday June 8, 2013 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a two vehicle accident on Ky 197 in the Elkhorn Creek community of Pike County. Information obtained at the scene indicates Arnold F. Stapleton 41 years old of Elkhorn Creek, Ky. was traveling North on Ky 197 when a Cadillac traveling North operated by Selina Baker of Elkhorn Creek, Ky. slowed to turn into a private drive. Stapleton's vehicle struck the rear of the Cadillac and traveled over one mile before dropping off the right shoulder of the roadway. Stapleton overcorrected, crossed the roadway and overturned, coming to final rest in the creek. Stapleton was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey. Alcohol was determined to be a factor in the collision. The accident remains under investigation by Accident Reconstructionist Bryan Layne.