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Route 119 Back Open After Coal Truck Accident

An overnight accident kills an eastern Kentucky coal truck driver.

It happened on Route 119, about three miles outside of Pikeville.

The coal truck was the only vehicle involved. The driver's name has not been released.

The road is now back open.

The following is an update from KSP at 10:38am Tuesday:
Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a local coal truck driver that occurred at approximately 9:09 pm on Monday. The driver, Mr. Kenneth Mounts, age 42 of Pikeville reportedly parked his coal truck on the shoulder of southbound U.S. 119 in the Buckley’s Creek area and exited the vehicle. The vehicle reportedly began to roll and Mr. Mounts made an apparent attempt to jump back into the cab to apply the brakes. While doing so, Mr. Mounts apparently fell and was struck and pinned by the truck. Mr. Mounts was pronounced dead by Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts. The incident remains under investigation.


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