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Young man killed in accident

A young Pikeville man was killed in an accident on U.S. 127 North on Thursday night, January 2.

Steve Freeman, 19, succumbed to injuries after the vehicle he and a 17-year-old minor were traveling in rolled over an embankment and landed on Hwy. 127 near the intersection of Freeman Road and Old State Highway 28, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) preliminary report.

The report says neither the driver or passenger were wearing their seat-belts at the time of the crash. The minor was listed as “injured” in the THP report, but no further details are available at this time.

For more, see the January 9 issue of The Bledsonian-Banner.

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