Fatal collision on US 460 in Pike County

Fatal collision on US 460 in Pike County

There are 60 comments on the Kentucky State Police story from Dec 14, 2011, titled Fatal collision on US 460 in Pike County. In it, Kentucky State Police reports that:

On Thursday December 1, 2011 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a two vehicle accident on US 460 in the Millard community of Pike County.

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DRUGS_KILL

Buford, GA

#21 Dec 29, 2011
It happened DECEMBER 18th wrote:
a friend and family member past away in this wreck and it was a travesty.. He was hit by and I quote a Piece of Trash who has denied a drug test three times.... He was in the wrong lane didnt even hit the breaks... Also didnt have headlights on... Must have been high and I know that justice will be served oneway or another but i will say this the wrong person died in that accident the world is not a better place now but has hardened many hearts to the thought and practices of a quote un quote GOD...
I agree with everything you have said about the driver who murdered his girlfriend a passenger in his vehicle. He is a known illegal and prescription drup abuser. He is also an alcoholic. How do I know this? I am ashamed to admit that I am his cousin. His other 2 brothers are also addicts. Unfortunately Michaels parents know how their boys are and have never once tried to help them clean up. They sure as heck will bail them out of jail. I am so sorry for your loss. I feel so sad for her son, having both of his parents in Heaven now. My prayers are with him that God will see him through this and not send him down a wrong path due to his grief.
NowYou Know

Elkhorn City, KY

#22 Dec 31, 2011
It happened DECEMBER 18th wrote:
a friend and family member past away in this wreck and it was a travesty.. He was hit by and I quote a Piece of Trash who has denied a drug test three times.... He was in the wrong lane didnt even hit the breaks... Also didnt have headlights on... Must have been high and I know that justice will be served oneway or another but i will say this the wrong person died in that accident the world is not a better place now but has hardened many hearts to the thought and practices of a quote un quote GOD...
***** I hate to break ur heart there hunny... BUT ur family memeber was the one who didnt have on his headlights! It happened in front of my house, I was there first. You have no reason Callin the other person trash- He had the right of way.. ur "friend" pulled out into ON COMING traffic which has the right of way.. with his hiad lights off! Get ur facts straight! And stop calling ppl trash especially when you dont know wtf u are even talkin about!
URCLUELESS

Richmond, KY

#23 Dec 31, 2011
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>Then they should have started the conversation on an appropriate thread, the toothless hicks, "What's that clicking noise?" Hahahaha.
No maybe you need to learn how to read. One poster says in plain English that it wasn't the wreck on December the 1st. So instead of trying to act like a know it all read before you reply. No need in calling others names over your mistake!! Some people would rather die than admit they are at fault. I suppose that was an accident on your part!!!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#24 Dec 31, 2011
It happened DECEMBER 18th wrote:
a friend and family member past away in this wreck and it was a travesty.. He was hit by and I quote a Piece of Trash who has denied a drug test three times....
Who are quoting, dunce? LOL.

A person can deny drug and alcohol tests all they want, it's their right.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#25 Dec 31, 2011
DRUGS_KILL wrote:
<quoted text>
They sure as heck will bail them out of jail.
In the U.S. people have a right to reasonable bail.
URCLUELESS

Richmond, KY

#26 Dec 31, 2011
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>In the U.S. people have a right to reasonable bail.
Still name calling and acting like a know it all. But I see you hsd no reply to my comment. People may have the right to a reasonable bail but does that mean they will get one? No it doesn't!!! I've been around the court system enough to know that. Just like you calling people names and jumping to conclusions about them when you don't know jack sh!t about them!!! I understand the headlines are talking about the wreck on December the 1st but if you read the comments you would have seen the poster said they wasn't talking about that wreck!!! What qualifications do you have that makes you a know it all. Everyone can tell your one of those people who knows everything and will never admit when your wrong!!!!
URCLUELESS

Richmond, KY

#27 Dec 31, 2011
When someone denies a blood test or any other test that pretty much shows guilt. Leading one to believe they have something to hide!!!! Your right they have the right but the judges usually find or take that a being guilty of the crime!!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#28 Dec 31, 2011
URCLUELESS wrote:
When someone denies a blood test or any other test that pretty much shows guilt. Leading one to believe they have something to hide!!!! Your right they have the right but the judges usually find or take that a being guilty of the crime!!
Judges don't find for guilt, jurors do. In fact, during a trial, the role of the judge is advocate for the defendant.

That said, why would a person take flawed tests that are not required by law?

Do you know how I beat my DUI accusation, by refusing roadside field sobriety tests, by refusing roadside portable breath tests, by refusing to answer questions about alcohol consumption and by invoking my right to an attorney and a trial. The accusers wouldn't come to trial to try and prove their crap case and my DUI was never tried in court in front of a judge even though I blew a .19% at the police station, LOL! True story.
URCLUELESS

Richmond, KY

#29 Jan 1, 2012
The accusers didn't show up to court is how you beat it. There's not always a jury so the commonwelth tells his recomendation and the judge takes that into consideration and in this case he/she is the one to find you guilty or not guilty. Things like that don't always happen luck was on your side. They could have found you guilty on refusal and the fact that you blew .19 on the breath test. I was found guilty of public intoxication and ask to go to the hospital and was denied. Look I'm not trying to be an ass it's just bc you misunderstood you should have said sorry and moved on be the bigger person instead of name calling.My husband beat a DUI also by taking their blood test which come back 0 on everything meaning they found nothing in his system. Pike County isn't fair with their laws they throw the book at one and let the next with the same charge go. If they really wanted to convict you they could have maybe not if it went to jury trail when there'e no jury things are done a little bit different. They scare people into taking a plea and pleading guilty on usually a lesser charge by telling people if it goes to the jury they will get such and such amount of time and people fall for it. I was told never to refuse a blood test bc they see guilt when you do. A lot of time if you call their bluff and opt for a jury trail they will lesson the charge or dismiss it all together. When a cop does show up they can screw you bc who do u think their going believe us or the cop more so when they have evidence you refused test and blew a .19 which is double the legal limit. Not everyone gets as lucky as you especially when they already have one's number. Pike County is all about who you know who you blow or how much money you have. Do I know everything about the law they are to know? No I don't if I did I would be a lawyer!! But I don't claim to either like I said I only know about the things I've expierenced with my family or friends. That said I'm glad you beat your DUI!!!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#30 Jan 1, 2012
URCLUELESS wrote:
The accusers didn't show up to court is how you beat it.
There was no court, never went to court once, not never on this DUI accusation. All communications regarding this DUI traffic citation from over three years ago were between my defense attorney and the city attorney. The city attorney capitulated when we repeatedly asked for a court date. That said, not guilty is not guilty, no matter what.
wrong

Chesterfield, MO

#31 Jan 1, 2012
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>Judges don't find for guilt, jurors do. In fact, during a trial, the role of the judge is advocate for the defendant.
No, the role of the trial judge is to ensure that all of the rules of procedure, evidence, etc. are followed. They are neutral and detached, NOT being an advocate for the defense. That is the defense attorney's role...
Confused

Kansas City, MO

#32 Jan 2, 2012
Which wreck are we talking about here??? The one on the 18th killed Robert homie Adkins, I heard he was on his way home from josh Saunders house when someone hit him, they had no lights on, and refused a drug test.
AT T Ripoff

Winchester, KY

#33 Jan 2, 2012
Who passed away in this wreck? Condolences to the family.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#34 Jan 2, 2012
wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
No, the role of the trial judge is to ensure that all of the rules of procedure, evidence, etc. are followed.
Exactly, thanks for verifying that I was correct when I said that the judges role in the criminal trial is that of advocate for the defense.

This is simple to deduce, since it is the state that must prove guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt, the judge becomes an advocate for the defendant when he does his job of allowing or disallowing the state's evidence, witnesses and witness testimony. Thanks for playing.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#35 Jan 2, 2012
Confused wrote:
Which wreck are we talking about here??? The one on the 18th killed Robert homie Adkins, I heard he was on his way home from josh Saunders house when someone hit him, they had no lights on, and refused a drug test.
According to the state patrol, who's press release generated this page on topix, this thread is about this crash below...

Fatal collision on US 460 in Pike County

Date of News Release: 12/02/2011

(Millard,Ky.)-- On Thursday December 1, 2011 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a two vehicle accident on US 460 in the Millard community of Pike County. KSP units arrived on scene and information gathered at the scene indicates that 43 year old Michael Lawson of Pikeville was traveling Westbound on US 460 in a 1997 Ford pick up. Lawson's vehicle ran onto the shoulder of the roadway and then crossed into the Eastbound lane striking a 2012 Chevrolet pick up operated by 21 year old Gregory Ratliff of Powells Creek. Michael LAwson was transported to PMC for his injuries and Gregory Ratliff was transported to PMC and later released. A passenger in Lawson's vehicle, 45 year old Debra D. Hampton of Pikeville was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Eddie Crum. Tpr. Crum was assisted on scene by Millard Fire Department, Elkhorn City Ambulance Service and Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts.

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Ugh

Kansas City, MO

#36 Jan 2, 2012
Does anyone know about homies wreck????
tmm

Winchester, KY

#37 Jan 2, 2012
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>People killing themselves with their own stupidity is a humor all of it's own, but what's so great about car crashes is that they are all preventable. You can't teach people how to drive, they simply think they know how to drive, so I'm just glad to sit here, have a chuckle and go, "I told ya so!"
this is noy funny.it can happen to anyone.me you or our famileys.hope you a happy new year.

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#38 Jan 2, 2012
tmm wrote:
<quoted text>this is noy funny.it can happen to anyone.me you or our famileys.hope you a happy new year.
Car crashes only occur because of human negligence or criminal acts.
OhMy

Richmond, KY

#39 Jan 2, 2012
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly, thanks for verifying that I was correct when I said that the judges role in the criminal trial is that of advocate for the defense.
This is simple to deduce, since it is the state that must prove guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt, the judge becomes an advocate for the defendant when he does his job of allowing or disallowing the state's evidence, witnesses and witness testimony. Thanks for playing.
So you copied and pasted the part that you wanted when the poster goes on to say that advocating for the defendent is the defence attorneys job.
OhMy

Richmond, KY

#40 Jan 2, 2012
Oops I know I had a typo before the spelling police come after me.

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