Whitesburg KY

Accident fatal to man

Wreck fatal to man, 54

A Whitesburg man is dead after his pickup overturned in the rain-swollen North Fork of the Kentucky River at Roxana the morning of Saturday, February 15.

Emergency responders were called to the Roxana bridge Saturday morning after a passerby saw a pickup truck wheels up in the river. When rescuers arrived, it already had frost on its tires and undercarriage.

A tow truck arrived to pull the vehicle out and responders discovered the body of Tom Callihan, 54, inside. His body was sent to Frankfort for autopsy. Kentucky State Police are investigating.

Surviving are his mother, Genita Callihan; a brother, Sam (Al) Callihan (Rebecca); three sisters, Janey Callihan (Tiff/Colden), Lesa Callihan (Bob), and Tammy Callihan (Casey, Tasha, Cooper/Brooke); a very special namesake, Thomas Shane Turner; two step-grandchildren, Thomas and Cory; a stepson, Gary/Leslie; a number of nephews and nieces; special friends, Tony Turner, Boo Whitaker, Eno, Jerry Caudill, Robert Gibson, Little Daryl, and Jill Hatch; a very special boss and friend, Tony Collins and Eric Watts.

Mr. Callihan was preceded in death by his father, Doyle Callihan, and his wife, Teresa Ratliff Callihan.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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