Both north and southbound lanes of US 23 in Pikeville were partially closed to traffic for several hours Wednesday morning after a 2 vehicle fatal collision. Pikeville Police and Fire Departments as well as Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement responded to reports of a head-on collision involving a passenger vehicle and a tanker truck hauling ammonium nitrate around 8am. The crash occurred on the south side of Pikeville in the work zone where Highway District 12 crews are resurfacing the road. Police identified the person killed as 58 year old Tammy G Tackett of Pikeville. The wreck remains under investigation by the Pikeville Police Department.
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