Ex-Fort Gay, W.Va. Mayor Killed In Backhoe Accident

FORT GAY, W.Va. (AP) - A former mayor in the Wayne County community of Fort Gay has died in a backhoe accident. Ft. Gay is just across the Big Sandy River from Louisa, Ky. in Johnson County.

Police say Lawrence Thompson had gotten out of the backhoe and it ran over him. The backhoe apparently had a braking problem or was knocked into gear, causing it to move.

Police say the 70-year-old Thompson died on the way to a hospital.
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Information from: WSAZ-TV, http://www.wsaz.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-06-07-08 1125EDT


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  • by Noah Location: Fort Gay on Nov 18, 2008 at 06:18 PM
    He was a hard working man,that helped a whole lot of people to have a place to live.Was a Police Officer as well as Mayor He was a very dear friend of mine. Ill always miss Lawrence.
  • by Jimmy Location: Fort Gay on Aug 18, 2008 at 03:09 AM
    He is answering to all his sins to God now Pay up time
  • by Keith Location: Morehead on Jun 7, 2008 at 09:22 PM
    Louisa is in Lawrence County, not Johnson.

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