Monday, March 14, 2016

KSP Investigates Fatal Accident in Pike County

Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Pike County during the afternoon hours of Saturday, March 12, 2016.

The initial investigation indicates that Billy Diamond, 34 years old of Elkhorn City, Kentucky, was traveling east on KY 197 in the Elkhorn City community. Diamond lost control of his vehicle and overturned into a ditch.  Diamond suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner, Denver Bailey.  Evidence at the scene indicates Diamond was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Tiffany Bond.