Crash Kills Three In Pikeville

A traffic crash in Pikeville has killed three people and injured three others.

Pikeville police say the crash occurred on U.S. 23 about 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton identified those who died as 41-year-old Andrew Smith of Dwarf in Perry County, and 47-year-old Ernest Johnson and 7-year-old Christian Beau Caudill, both of Pikeville.

Hampton said three others - two children and an adult - were injured.

Investigating officers said they found three vehicles at the crash site. Police said one vehicle crossed the median of the highway and crashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing victims in both of them.

A third vehicle was damaged by debris.

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

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