Former Republican state representative DeWayne Bunch has died from head injuries sustained last year.
Bunch was a first term lawmaker when he was injured breaking up a fight at Whitley County High School, where he was a teacher. He went through months of surgeries and recovery in Lexington and in Atlanta.
His wife, Regina Bunch, was elected in a special election to succeed him as state representative. She’s currently still serving in that capacity.
Leaders of both the Democratic and Republican caucus in the state House praised Bunch’s service as a lawmaker.