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Police: Hopkinsville Man Dies After Fall From Pilot Rock

Police: Hopkinsville Man Dies After Fall From Pilot Rock

CREATED Jul 22, 2014

ELKTON, Ky. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - Kentucky State Police troopers are investigating the death of a man who fell from Pilot Rock near Elkton.

Troopers said 22-year-old Alexander C. Longoria of Hopkinsville and a friend climbed to the top of the rock Monday afternoon. Police said Longoria fell and suffered fatal injuries as a result.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Todd County Coroner.

Pilot Rock is a unique geological feature that straddles private land in Christian and Todd Counties. It has pre-historic rock carvings and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2009, a 21-year-old woman died after falling from the rock.

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