Kentucky Deputy Killed in Crash

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Pike County sheriff's deputy has been killed in a three-vehicle traffic crash.

The deputy who died was James I. Thacker, who had been with the sheriff's office for a year, Chief Deputy Melvin Sayers told the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/w3wJA2 ). Thacker was a constable for about eight years before that, Sayers said.

The collision occurred in the Belcher community of Pike County on U.S. 460 at about 9 p.m. EST Monday.

The names of the other drivers were not immediately released, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com



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