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Man charged with DUI after deadly crash

Brian Thacker, 26, faces DUI charges, among others, after a deadly crash just south of...
Brian Thacker, 26, faces DUI charges, among others, after a deadly crash just south of Pikeville, Kentucky.(Pikeville Police Department)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 9:12 AM EDT
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UPDATE 5/18/21 @ 1:36 p.m.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - A person has been arrested after a deadly crash.

It happened Tuesday morning along US 23 near Double Kwik south of Pikeville.

City of Pikeville Police say Brian Thacker, 26, of Pikeville, is charged with DUI, manslaughter 2nd degree and possession of a controlled substance.

Police say Thacker crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on.

Tommy D. Fouts, 54, of Virgie, was killed in the crash. Fouts is the father of a City of Pikeville police officer.

Thacker will be held in the Pike County Detention Center.

UPDATE 5/18/21 @ 10:27 a.m.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - Part of US 23 has reopened after a fatal accident, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12.

It happened south of Pikeville near Double Kwik in the southbound lanes of US 23.

Two vehicles were involved.

Pikeville Police responded to the crash.

No other information has been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest updates.

ORIGINAL STORY 5/18/21

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - Part of US 23 is shut down due to a deadly accident Tuesday morning.

It happened south of Pikeville near Double Kwik.

Two vehicles are involved in the crash. Pikeville City Police are responding.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12, both southbound lanes of US 23 are shut down.

Officials say a temporary southbound lane has been created in the median, but traffic must slow down to navigate the wreck zone.

No other details have been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

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