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Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision in Pike County

Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision in Pike County

Virgie, KY. (January 21, 2022) – Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call on January 19, 2022, at 5:01 p.m. reporting a single vehicle collision had occurred on Indian Creek Road in the Virgie community of Pike County. Troopers from Post 9 responded and began the investigation.

The initial investigation indicated Michael Tackett, 51 years old of Virgie, was operating a 1993 Ford pickup on Indian Creek Road, when Tackett’s vehicle exited the roadway, struck a rock embankment and tree. Michael Tackett was pronounced deceased on scene by the Pike County Coroner’s Office.

Trooper Nicholas Taylor is investigating the collision and was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Post 9 personnel, Shelby Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Lifeguard Ambulance Service.

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