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Man Charged With Murder in Death of Deputy

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Updated: 1/27/2012 6:55 pm
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in connection with a traffic crash that resulted in the death of an eastern Kentucky sheriff's deputy.

Kentucky State Police say 47-year-old David W. Childers was arrested Friday in connection with the wreck Monday in Pike County and lodged in the Pike County jail.

Deputy James Thacker was killed in the crash on U.S. 460 when police say a sport-utility vehicle crossed the center line and hit Thacker's car head-on.

Thacker's funeral was being held Friday in Pike County.


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