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Wreck in Clay County kills one Letcher man, injures another



A 26-year-old Mayking man died at a Manchester hospital Sunday after suffering multiple blunt force injuries in a wreck on the Hal Rogers Parkway, according to Clay County Coroner Danny Finley.

Funeral services for Michael Ray Hall Jr. are set for 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at First Baptist Church in Whitesburg.

Michael Ray Hall Jr. and close friend, Eli Gover, had visited Gover’s grandmother in Richmond on Sunday and were on their way back to Letcher County.

Gover, 24, was driving a Subaru sport utility vehicle headed east around 10 p.m. on October 4. A Colorado pickup truck traveling west drifted into the eastbound lane striking the SUV.

Hall was transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:32 p.m. by Finley.

Gover is in stable condition at the University of Kentucky trauma center. Gover has several broken bones in his hand, foot and leg.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to a Lexington hospital and is listed in stable condition, Finley said.

A son of Michael Ray Hall and Olivia June Holbrook Webb, Hall was born in Nashville, Tenn.

Hall was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whitesburg, where he was baptized Feb. 18, 2001.

He was graduated from Letcher County Central High School in 2007.

Hall was a talented musician who taught several people how to play guitar.

Hall is survived by his mother, June Webb of Big Stone Gap, Va.; his father, Michael Ray Hall of Louisville; his stepfather, Roger Dale Webb of Big Stone Gap; his sister, Carlenia Irene Gose of Mayking; his maternal grandmother, Louise Holbrook of Mayking; and his paternal grandmother, Patricia Rae Hall of Louisville.

Hall was preceded in death by his stepfather, James Critt Gose and his maternal grandfather, Enoch Oliver Holbrook.

After funeral services, burial will follow in the Webb cemetery in Mayking.



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