Family & Friends Remember Soldier Killed In Accident

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

An Eastern Kentucky soldier made it through the battlefields of Iraq, but a motorcycle accident this week took the life of Specialist Pete Mullins. Those who knew Mullins are now remembering him.

Friends and family of Pete Mullins are gathering for visitation at the Shields Pentecostal Church in Harlan County. A memorial has been set up on Highway 38 where Mullins crashed his motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.

Mullins was on a break from training duty in Mississippi. He had already served a year in Iraq. The 22 year old graduated from Evarts High School and started on the football team there.

"Great player. You can't say enough good stuff about him. Good kid," said Evarts High School Football Coach Ovie Canady.

"Just knowing that you're not going to see him again, that's hard to take," said Evarts High School Principal Bob Howard.

Visitation began Thursday night and is planned again for Friday night at six at the Shields Pentecostal Church. That's where Mullins funeral will be on Saturday.

Howard says it's been a tough year the Evarts High School community. You might remember last summer they lost another football player who had just graduated, Dustin Mefford. He died after an ATV accident. Then Evarts graduate Judy Rains was killed in the Comair Crash in Lexington. You'll hear more from Principal Bob Howard tonight on Nightwatch at 11.

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