Wrongful Death Fourth Man Dies in Breathitt County DUI Crash

A man injured in a Breathitt County crash Wednesday night that killed three other people has also died from his injuries.

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says 20-year-old Joshua Thorpe died Friday night at UK Hospital. Thorpe was one of four people riding in the bed of a pick up truck that crashed around 10 p.m. Wednesday on Wolverine Road near Tracy Lane.

19-year-old Shawn Hardin was charged with three counts of murder, two counts of assault and DUI. State police said Hardin admitted he had been drinking before the crash.


The three men initially killed in the crash were identified as 31-year-old Adam Fugate, 24-year-old Lee Campbell, and 19-year-old Pearl Armstrong.

Another person in the vehicle, 25-year-old Marcus Jones was also airlifted to UK Hospital. He was listed as stable.

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