GUNLOCK – The community of Gunlock is mourning the death of 44-year-old Kelly Vanderpool. Kentucky State Police are investigating a crash that occurred in the Gunlock community on Monday afternoon.
The Kentucky State Police investigation indicates Vanderpool was traveling east on Ky. Route 542 in the Gunlock community. Vanderpool lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and overturned into a creek. Magoffin County Coroner Mark Jenkins pronounced Vanderpool deceased at the scene of the accident. Evidence at the scene indicates Vanderpool was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.
KSP Trooper Paul Johnson is conducting an ongoing investigation.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for the Floyd County Times. She can be reached at 606-794-0290.