Teen killed in Pike ATV wreck

Ralph B. Davisrdavis@civitasmedia.com

April 8, 2013

One Pike County teen was killed and another was hospitalized, following an all-terrain vehicle wreck Sunday.

Kentucky State Police in Pikeville received a report of an accident involing an ATV shortly before 4 p.m., Sunday. Tpr. Nick Hale, Tpr. Joshua Cox, Trans-Star Ambulance and Gulnare Fire Department were dispatched to the scene.

At the scene, police learned that the ATV traveling south on Caney Creek Road dropped off the right shoulder. The driver then over-corrected, causing the ATV to veer back across the roadway, where it struck a tree and overturned.

The juvenile driver of the ATV was taken to Pikeville Medical Center for treatment of injuries. A passenger on the ATV, also a juvenile, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton.

This accident remains under investigation by KSP Tpr. Nick Hale.