Late Friday morning, EMS and firefighters from Pikeville-Pleasant Grove were dispatched to a single vehicle accident on Airport Road just north of Lancaster Road. The firefighters had to remove a portion of the vehicle’s roof to remove the driver from the wreckage. According to the State Highway Patrol, the driver, Stephen Allen Knotts of Fremont, was heading north on Airport Road when his vehicle apparently ran off the side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned. Knotts has been pronounced deceased. The section of road was closed to all traffic for more than two hours as Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies assisted others at the scene. The accident is being investigated by the State hIghway Patrol. State troopers have notified the family of the victim.