A 31-year-old man was killed Monday night in Pikeville when his pickup truck crashed into a traffic safety barrier, police said.
Michael P. Adkins, of the Phyllis community in Pike County, died at the scene on Ky. 1426 near Pikeville, according to police.
The wreck happened about 11 p.m. Monday at an intersection on Ky. 1426, where state highway crews had been making repairs from a recent rock slide, Pikeville police said. The safety barrier was there to block the road for the work, officers said.
Adkins was found dead inside his pickup, which had hit the barrier, and firefighters extracted his body from the truck, police said.
Adkins wasn't wearing a seat belt, and speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, Pikeville police said.
An investigation is continuing.