PIKEVILLE – According to Public Relations Officer Shaun Little with Pikeville Post 9 of the Kentucky State Police (KSP), a weekend accident near the Mouthcard community claimed the life of a Pike County resident and ended with another behind bars.
On Saturday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m., KSP’s Pikeville Post of the received a call of an accident on U.S. 460. Upon arrival, Trooper Ryan Hamilton was told by eye witnesses that William Damron, 48, had lost control of his 1989 Chevrolet Caprice, dropped off of the shoulder of the roadway and struck Donald B. Castor, 35, of Mouthcard, who was cutting grass at his residence. Damron’s vehicle is said to have ran over Castor and then re-entered the highway and traveled approximately 500 feet before coming to a complete stop.
Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to the scene but were not able to resuscitate Castor. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner Zeb Hampton.
After further questioning of the driver, Damron was placed under arrest and was transported to the Pike County Detention Center on charges of DUI, manslaughter; 2nd degree, no insurance and expired registration.
The defendant remains incarcerated on a full cash $500,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned early this week in Pike County District Court.