Monday, April 8, 2013

Fatal ATV accident

PIKEVILLE, Ky. -- State Police received a call around 4 pm Sunday afternoon that an ATV ran off the road on Caney Creek in Pikeville.

The operator, a juvenile, of the ATV was traveling South on Caney Creek Road when it dropped off the right shoulder of the road.

The driver over-corrected and crossed the roadway, hit a tree and flipped over. A juvenile passenger was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton.

The driver of the ATV was transported to Pikeville Medical Center. The accident remains under investigation. The names of the juveniles are not being released.