Knott Co. man killed while working on vehicle


PIPPA PASSES – A Knott County man died on Dec. 27, after the vehicle he was working on rolled over him, authorities say. Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13, along with Trans Star Ambulance, were dispatched to Trace Caney Road in the Pippa Passes community after KSP Post 13 received a call at approximately 12:27 p.m., advising that a man had been run over by a vehicle.

KSP say, upon arrival, Troopers located 54-year old Steve Halcomb of Pippa Passes, underneath a Dodge Durango sport utility vehicle. KSP determined that Halcomb was working underneath the SUV, when it rolled off of a ramp and drug him down the driveway, and onto Trace Caney Road. Knott County Deputy Coroner Donnie Salmons pronounced Steve Halcomb deceased at the scene at approximately 1 p.m.

KSP say, no foul play is suspected, and no autopsy will be performed. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Chris Collins with KSP Post 13.

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