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Jenkins man dies after pickup hits guardrail on Pike County road

A Jenkins man died New Year’s Day after a one-vehicle wreck at Dorton.

Kentucky State Police said William Henry Hodge, 34, was traveling west on Kentucky Route 610 when he lost control of his 1997 Ford Ranger pickup truck and hit a guardrail. Police said the impact caused Hodge, who was not wearing a seat belt, to be thrown from the truck.

Hodge was taken to Jenkins Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. on January 1 by Deputy Letcher County Coroner Robbie Campbell. Campbell ruled the cause of death as massive head and chest trauma.

A son of William Harvey Hodge Jr. and Carol Sue Deel, Hodge was a coal miner for Cam Mining Co. and a member of the Beefhide First Alliance Church.

Surviving are his wife, Vicki White Hodge; one son, Kirt Douglas Ramey of Feds Creek; three daughters, Erika LaSha White of Jenkins, Emilee Faith White of Jenkins, Ashley Nicole Stanley of Johns Creek; one sister, Selena Hodge; and three brothers, Jamie Dill, Dustin Hodge, and Jacolby Hodge.

Funeral services were held January 4 at the Beefhide First Alliance Church. Burial was in the Bentley Cemetery.

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