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Knott County Man Killed While Working On Vehicle

Date of News Release: 12/28/2015

(Pippa Passes, KY) - A Knott County man died yesterday afternoon, after the vehicle he was working on rolled over him. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13, along with Trans Star Ambulance, were dispatched to Trace Caney Road in the Pippa Passes community after KSP Post 13 received a call at approximately 12:27 p.m., advising that a man had been run over by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, Troopers located 54 year old Steve Halcomb of Pippa Passes, underneath a Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle. It was determined that Mr. Halcomb was working underneath the SUV, when it rolled off of a ramp and drug him down the driveway, and onto Trace Caney Road. Knott County Deputy Coroner Donnie Salmons pronounced Steve Halcomb deceased at the scene at approximately 1:04 p.m.

No foul play is suspected, and no autopsy will be performed. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Chris Collins with KSP Post 13.