Monday, June 24, 2013

Driver Charged in Pike County Man’s Death

PIKE COUNTY, KY. -- A driver faces manslaughter and DUI charges after Kentucky State Police say he hit and killed a man who was mowing grass at his residence.

Troopers arrested William Damron, 48, of Lick Creek, Kentucky, following the accident along U.S. 460 at Mouthcard Saturday afternoon.

Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton says Donald Castor, 35, of Mouthcard, was mowing 15 to 20 feet from the highway when he was hit and killed.

Investigators says Damron’s car dropped off the shoulder, ran over Castor, and then went back on the highway before coming to a stop some 500 feet down the road.

Besides the manslaughter and DUI charges, Damron is also charged with not having insurance and having an expired registration.

Damron was arraigned in Pike County District Court Monday morning. His bond was set at $500,000 cash.

He is expected back in court later this month.

He is being held in Pike County Detention Center.