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KSP Investigates Fatal Vehicle Fire in Pike County

Date of News Release: 11/17/2015

(Biggs, KY) - Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal vehicle fire that occurred in Pike County during the evening hours of Monday, November 16, 2015.

Post 09 received a call of a vehicle fire on KY194 east in the Biggs community of Pike County. Troopers from Post 09, as well as Grapevine and Fedscreek Fire Departments, responded to the scene. Once the fire was extinguished, a body was discovered inside. KSP Detectives responded to the scene, and the preliminary investigation indicated that the GMC truck left the roadway, and traveled into a ditch where the vehicle caught fire. The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey. The body was sent for identification and autopsy to State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort.

No foul play is suspected at this time. The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Kentucky State Police Detective Kevin Newsome.