Man dies in riding accident

Published 8:47 pm Monday, March 3, 2014

A Troy man died after falling off a horse Saturday evening.

The incident happened at around 5:15 p.m. on County Road 7763 when 33-year-old Kevin Wayne Singleton fell onto the dirt road.

He died at the scene, said Pike County Coroner Jerry Williams. “He died at the scene.”

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Williams said Singleton’s riding party witnessed the accident.

Pike County Sheriff Russell Thomas said foul play was not suspected.

“It was just an accident,” he said.

Singleton is a native of Union Springs, He was an Army veteran and is survived by a wife, Brittany; parents, Leon and Judy Singleton; sisters, Angie Sanders and Melisa Lanoie; and brother, Kenneth Singleton. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home in Troy.