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Arrangements set for moped rider hit by garbage truck

A funeral for Marlin Junior Sandlin, 16, of Isom will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Letcher Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesburg. Marlin died Tuesday when the moped he was riding was hit by a truck on Ky. 15 in Isom.

He wasn't wearing a helmet, but other details of the crash were still being investigated, Kentucky State Police said Wednesday.

Marlin was a student at Letcher Central High School and is survived by his mother, Bethlene Sandlin; two sisters, Angela Sandlin of Isom, and Jeanette Hollified of Knott County; and two half brothers, Michael and Jimmy Ratliff, both of Ohio. His father, Marlin Ratliff Jr., died earlier.

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