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Dr. Crider dies in crash

AP and staff reports

ASHLAND, Ky.

Saturday, January 13, 2001

ASHLAND, Ky. – Dr. Bob M. Crider, a well-known Ashland oral surgeon, was killed Friday in a two-car crash, police said.

Dr. Crider, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene by Boyd County Coroner Mike Neal. His wife, Linda, 51, was treated for injuries at King’s Daughters Medical Center and released, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Dr. Crider was driving west on Winchester Avenue when his sport-utility vehicle was struck by a northbound car driven by Jeremy Blair, 17, said police Capt. Rod Ratliff.

Blair was not injured in the crash, police said.

Dr. Crider, a longtime oral and maxillofacial surgeon, was well known around the Tri-State. The Catlettsburg, Ky., native received his DMD from the University of Louisville in 1966.