Driver in Pike accident that killed 2 faces reckless homicide charges

The driver in an accident that killed two employees of a tree-trimming company in Pike County on Monday has been charged with two counts of reckless homicide.

Arthur Davis, 44, of Blackwood, S.C., is lodged at the Pike County Detention Center on $2 million cash bond.

Paul Williamson, 20, of Harold and Kevin D. Jones, 32, of Dorton, died at the scene.

The wreck happened about 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mouthcard, in far eastern Pike County.

Davis, who was hauling a load of equipment, told police that as he came down a hill on U.S. 460 toward an intersection with Ky. 1499, he couldn't stop his truck.

Davis tried to turn left at the intersection to avoid hitting an auto-parts store and other buildings that were straight ahead, but he lost control and ran off the road, hitting the workers.

Williamson and Jones were putting up signs to caution drivers about tree-trimming work in the area.

Police on Monday charged Davis with not having a valid driver's license, not having a commercial driver's license, having a radar detector in a commercial vehicle and not updating the log of his work hours.