Whitesburg KY

Funeral set for wreck victim, 37

Funeral services will be held Friday for a 37-year-old Burdine man who died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Neon early Sunday morning.

Kentucky State Police say a 1994 Ford F-250 pickup truck went off KY Highway 805, hit a tree and overturned.

Police notified of the wreck at 1:16 a.m. on March 2.

Police have not determined which of the three occupants was driving the pickup truck.

Ronnie E. Campbell was pronounced dead at the scene by Letcher County Coroner Marty Baker.

Robert Walker, 36, and Shawn Bevins, 44, both of Millstone, were transported to Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Hospital for medical treatment. Walker, the owner of the pickup truck, was treated and released. Bevins was later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The use of alcohol is suspected to have contributed to the cause of the accident. Seat belts were not used by any of the occupants, according to information from a KSP news release.

The incident remains under investigation by KSP Post 13 in Hazard. Police said no charges have been filed.

Neon Emergency Medical Services (EMS) also responded to the scene.

Funeral services for Campbell will be conducted at 1 p. m. on March 7 at Everidge Funeral Home in downtown Whitesburg. Burial will follow in McRoberts Cemetery.

Campbell was a former member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horses, cattle and going to races. He worked for Wayne Supply for several years and then worked for CSX.

A son of Connie Bentley Campbell, of Dunham, and the late Ronnie Lee Campbell, he is survived by a son, Ronnie Lee Campbell, of Shelby Gap; a brother, Frank Steven Campbell, of Dunham; and a former wife, Lisa Vanover Campbell of Shelby Gap.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Campbell, and maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Kelly Bentley.

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