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Officials: Alcohol Played Role in Fatal Crash

Posted February 14, 2008

— Alcohol played a role in a fatal crash in Wilson County Thursday morning, authorities said.

Investigators said Pikeville resident Delton Alton Scherrod, 27, ran off Highway 117 near Black Creek. He hit a ditch and a utility pole and overturned. He was ejected from his truck.

Residents in the area lost power for a few hours while workers replaced downed lines.

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  • sunflowerbubbles Feb 14, 2008

    Oh, and this is suppose to surprise anyone? More than likely it's a drunk that kills, while he is light as a feather in an accident... sorry for the loss, and have no sympathy for the one in wrong...

  • veekee Feb 14, 2008

    LOL, dataclerk. No fun in drinking, huh? I guess that's why hardly anyone does it.

    But I am glad this guy didn't take anyone with him. Drinking and driving is really really stupid.

  • justbnme Feb 14, 2008

    at least this drunk didn't take anybody else
    with him.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 14, 2008

    When are people going to learn that you cannot drink & drive. Its not worth it when you take a life. Start today letting some one who is not drinking, drive for you. That would be the safe way to go and tomorrow - you will be glad you did. How about not drinking at all? There is no fun in drinking alcohol/whiskey or beer any way.