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LOVELY, Ky. - Kentucky State Police (KSP) Pikeville Post 09 has opened a death investigation involving a solid waste employee in Martin County.

Martin County Deputy Coroner James Mollett pronounced David Robinson, 45, of Lovely, Kentucky, deceased at the scene of the accident.

The KSP received a call from the Martin County Sheriff's office just before 9 a.m. Thursday requesting a trooper respond to Ky. 292 at Lovely to investigate the death of a solid waste worker who was thought to have fallen off the back of a garbage truck.

The KSP trooper determined the victim had possibly fallen from the vehicle onto the roadway and died from the injuries he received.

The case remains open and under the investigation of KSP Trooper Billy Hall.


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