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Boulder Crashes Through A Home

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

One man's home is nearly destroyed after a rock crashed into it Wednesday morning.

It happened on Road Fork in the Island Creek community of Pike County.

No one was injured.

Troy Hamilton he says he lost his home, but feels lucky to be alive.

He is usually home in the morning, but Wednesday morning he went to check on his sick mother and just after he left, the rock crashed through.

Homeowner Troy Hamilton says his life changed in an instant.

A boulder crashed into his home shortly after he woke up.

Hamilton could not talk on camera. His relatives next door say he is shaken up.

Hamilton says he was down the street checking on his bedridden mother when he heard a loud noise.

He went outside and friends told him a large rock crashed through his home.

Friends say the rock came down the hill behind the mobile home.

It landed inside in the bathroom and also took out part of the kitchen and damaged a bedroom.

Hamilton says he feels lucky to be alive, saying he is normally in the kitchen during the time the rock crashed.

Officials with the State Department of Mines and Minerals are investigating and trying to figure out where the rock came from and what caused it to fall down the hill.

Hamilton and his family want answers.

Hamilton says he does not know yet where he will go now.

The investigators on scene do not think this is from a blast, but believe it is mine related.

They did not release which mines they are looking at.

Hamilton and others on rock fork do have a lawsuit pending against cam mining for some property damage last year.


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