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Man Killed Crossing U.S. 23

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Kentucky State Police say a man from Virgie, Ky. was killed while trying to cross U.S. 23 Sunday night

Troopers say 49-year-old Merl Adkins, of Virgie was trying to cross all four lanes of the highway in the Caney Creek area, when he was hit.

KSP says that after Adkins was hit by a car in the southbound lanes, he then walked into the northbound lanes were he was hit by two other vehicles.

Adkins died at the scene. The accident happened just before 9 p.m.

No one else was injured.


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