PIKEVILLE — A 24-year-old Freeburn man died early Saturday morning when his car slid off the road and crashed into a creek.
Eddie D. Wolford was traveling west on Barrenshee Creek Road around 2 a.m. Saturday when his Chevrolet Camaro slid off the roadway and into a creek. The vehicle continued sliding until it collided with the underside of a bridge.
Wolford was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Ernest Casebolt. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, which is still under investigation.
State Trooper Jared Alfrey was the first one to arrive at the scene and was assisted by the Pike County Sheriff's Department, Pike County Coroner's Office, DHP Amubulance Service and Phelps Volunteer Fire Department.