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Middlesboro man charged with manslaughter in the death of man on a bicycle

From Kentucky State Police -

David Ramsey - BCDC

On March 1, 2021 at 2:12 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call of a collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian on a bicycle. Middlesboro Police Department responded along with Middlesboro EMS and located the pedestrian deceased from injuries he sustained after being stuck by a 2004 Ford pick-up truck. KSP was requested to conduct an investigation.


Initial investigation indicates 64 year old David Ramsey of Middlesboro was operating a white 2004 Ford pick-up west on Ky 441. Ramsey struck 33 year old Bradley McNally of Middlesboro with his vehicle. Mr. McNally was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bell County Coroner. After the collision occurred, Ramsey allowed his vehicle to be driven off while he walked from the scene on foot. A short time later, the pick-up was located at a residence in Middlesboro with damage consistent to the scene and seized by KSP.


Ramsey was interviewed by KSP and confessed to his involvement in the collision and he also admitted to using marijuana and methamphetamine while operating his vehicle.


David Ramsey was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with Manslaughter 2nd degree, leaving scene of accident – Failure to render aid or assistance, DUI 1st offense, No or expired operator’s license, and he was served with 2 outstanding warrants.


The case is still under investigation by Det. Jake Middleton. Also assisted at the scene were Middlesboro Police Department, Middlesboro EMS and Bell County Coroner’s Office


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