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Pike county man killed while mowing grass

Jack Latta
jlatta@civitasmedia.com

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PIKEVILLE -A Pike county man is dead following a tragic accident over the weekend involving a driver under the influence. According to Kentucky State Police, 48-year-old William D. Damron of Lick Creek, was traveling on US 460 near Mouthcard when he lost control of his 1989 Chevy Caprice.


Damron’s vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and stuck Donald B. Crastor, 35, of Mouthcard, who was cutting grass at his residence. Police say Damron’s vehicle ran over Castor and then back onto the roadway traveling approximately 500 feet before finally coming to a hault.


Castor was pronounced deceased by Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton.


Damron was arrested and transported to the Pike County Detention Center on charges of Driving Under the Influence, Manslaughter second degree, No Insurance and Expired Registration.


Following his arraignment, Damron is currently being held on a $500,000 cash bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court on Thursday June 27,2013 for a preliminary hearing.


The fatal accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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