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UPDATE: JOSEPH CURRIE, 28, OF FT. GAY, WVA has died as a result of his injuries in a traffic accident Tuesday evening, a family member said today.

Ky State Police Post 9 Information Officer, Trooper William Petry has so far refused to release any information concerning the accident in which Currie was hit while walking along U.S. 23 near the 201 exit.

The Lazer expects a press release at any time.

 

January 23, 2018

 Joseph Currie, 28 of Ft.  Gay, Wv. was stuck by a vehicle on U.S. 23 shortly after being released from the Big Sandy Detention Center where he had been taken on shoplifting charges. He is in critical condition. Joseph Currie, 28 of Ft. Gay, Wv. was stuck by a vehicle on U.S. 23 shortly after being released from the Big Sandy Detention Center where he had been taken on shoplifting charges. He is in critical condition.

Joseph Currie, 28 of Ft. Gay, WVA was filling in for Thompson Sanitation who had a worker out sick today, when he was arrested at Kimber's Country Store in Blaine, KY. by deputy Chuck Jackson for shoplifting.

Currie bonded out of jail at 5:17 P. M. and began walking north on US 23 towards Louisa. He was struck by a vehicle and his injuries required him to be flown to Pikeville Medical Center where he remains, according to and ICU nurse, in "Very Critical Condition." (1-23/18)

According to the Pikeville State Police Post #9 the accident is still under investigation and as of now no charges have been filed against the driver.

Further details about the incident will be forthcoming as soon as they become available.

 

 

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0 #7 Family 2018-01-27 04:20
All the negative comments are unnecessary, he had a son that loved him and cherished him, we deserve answers about the suspect also!
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+3 #6 Citizen 2018-01-26 16:05
Sorry for the loss of another life. Sorry also for the driver that struck him, how devastating for someone that strikes anyone and they lose their life, the driver will be years if ever getting over this. family will be suffering a life long loss as well but knowing how this impacts the driver is terrible as well.
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-2 #5 Whatever... 2018-01-26 14:58
To Sorry - Why do you need all this information? Can you bring him back if you get all the details? All you need to know is that a man lost his life and has left family and friends behind that need and deserve time to cope with the loss of a loved one. Anything else is really none of your, or the editor's, business.
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+3 #4 Sorry 2018-01-24 20:32
Well unfortunately the young man passed away today. I'd like to know what happened, however in the accident. There is nothing about the driver...did he/she flee the scene, was he wearing dark close, was he on the shoulder of the roadway...lets' see some facts, but let's also show some compassion for a family that has suffered a tragic and devastating loss.


Editor: I agree, but we have tried the KSP Post #9 several times and they reuse to release the accident details.
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+10 #3 JusticeOpeace 2018-01-24 06:35
Reminds me of the guy that was released from prison a couple months ago and he was trying to make his way back home while walking on RT3 before daylight and was struck and killed by a car. These 2 stories are eerily similar,. Hopefully the man survives.
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-13 #2 Walker 2018-01-24 03:21
Well, now he’s even further away. Now, when he gets out of the hospital, he’ll have a lot longer walk to get home!!
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+11 #1 Annoyed 2018-01-24 00:40
Do y'all proof read or fact check anything? No he was not detained at Kimber's. No he's not from LC, and you've got several words misspelled. Who writes these articles?!
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