Family And Friends Remember Crash Victim

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

He was doing the right thing, driving a friend home who'd had one too many, when tragedy struck.

20-year-old Michael Lucas died when a pickup hit his car on U.S. 60 in between Farmers and Morehead this weekend, in Rowan County.

Monday night, his friends are remembering the young man who was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Friends say Lucas was driving on U.S. 60 serving as a designated driver, when he was struck and killed.

Police reports say Lucas and his passenger, friend Matthew Crouch were hit head on when 27-year old Daniel Thompson driving a pickup truck westbound crossed the center line.

Police are still investigating whether Thompson was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Lucas' passenger, Matthew Crouch, is still in the hospital recovering. Daniel Thompson is also recovering.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Lucas. His visitation will be held at Renoldsville Church in Owingsville from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

His funeral will be held on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the church.


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  • by Levi Location: Lexington on Feb 21, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    man mike dude i havent seen you in years and i was hoping to see you again, some day i will. it really (edited) with my head when i heard the news dude im so sooo sorry man i dont know what to say. i remimber when we use to hang out in the neighborhood and just kick it. man please watch over us.
  • by Houston Location: mt sterling on Dec 31, 2008 at 12:56 PM
    In every memorie i have of Mike its always him with a smile... I'm going to miss him so much. Nick I love you man, and im here for you and your family. Your brother ment so much to me and all of us, rip Mike.
  • by Jamie Blankenship Location: Mt.Sterling, Kentucky on Dec 31, 2008 at 04:32 AM
    Mike Lucas was the greatest person I have ever met in my life. He was full of so much life. He was my best friend and he was always will to help anyone, no matter what time of day or night. He had the best smile in the world, a smile that literally would make every thing bad in your life go away at less while he was there. Mike you will be missed so much. And I will never forget your beatiful smile and your big heart as long as I live. I love you so much! And if you can please keep a eye on your god daughter (Payton Burgess) as she grows up. I miss you so much and I will never forget you. BFE (Best Friends Ever) till the end of time. With all the love in the world Jamie and Payton!!!!!!
  • by Toni Location: Mt. Sterling on Dec 30, 2008 at 03:06 PM
    I worked with Mike for a little while. I didn't get the opportunity to know him as well as others did however when I did see him he always had a smile on his face. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. And may Mike rest in peace.
  • by Debbie Location: Pikeville on Dec 30, 2008 at 02:49 AM
    I am so sorry for the loss of your son. No words can be said when a tragedy takes someone so young. Job once asked "If a man dies, can he live again." The bibles answer is yes, Jesus, said all will know his voice and be resurrected. I hope you take comfort in these words as I do when I have lost a loved one.
  • by very close friend Location: bath co. on Dec 29, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    mike was a good person, a close friend and a hard worker everyone loved him and so did i rest in peace mike we will never foreget you and we love you
  • by Lance Location: Lexington on Dec 29, 2008 at 06:50 PM
    It's never the drunk ones who are killed. It seems like it's always the innocent ones.
  • by Teresa Location: Mt. Sterling on Dec 29, 2008 at 05:38 PM
    To Mike's family: I am so sorry. I worked with Mike for a while. He had a great smile, and was full of potential. Be proud of his choices.
  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on Dec 29, 2008 at 05:27 PM
    I happen to know Daniel personally and this is a very barberic thing he has done by taking another life. My heart goes out to the family of the one that is lost. Daniel does drink and I say it plays a factor in this tragic accident.

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