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Officer & Wife Killed In Crash

An eastern Kentucky community is mourning after the loss of a police officer and his wife.

Sgt. Charles "Chuck" Leadingham Junior and his wife, Denise of Ashland died when their motorcycle crashed on I-77 near Marietta, Ohio Saturday. Police say a tire on the bike blew out and the couple lost control and crashed.

Leadingham was a 20 year veteran of the ashland police department, working his was up through the ranks over the years. His wife worked for the Federal Correctional Institute in Summit. Friends say they will be greatly missed in Ashland.

The couple is survived by a daughter and son. Neither speed nor alcohol appeared to be factors in the crash, but an investigation continues.


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