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Officials: Alcohol Played Role in Fatal Crash

Posted February 14, 2008 6:57 a.m. EST
Updated February 14, 2008 9:38 a.m. EST

— 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.