TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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ATV Death Investigation in Monroe County
Date of News Release: 08/14/2006
(Columbia, KY) - Around 11:19 a.m. on August 13, 2006, the Kentucky State Police Columbia received a call from the Tompkinsville Police Department about a four-wheeler accident on Apple Grove Road in Monroe County.
A five year old child and a seven year old child were playing outside a residence when the seven year accidently put the four-wheeler in neutral, causing it to roll down an embankment. The four-wheeler struck the five year old child, causing head injuries. The child was taken to the Monroe County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by the Monroe County Coroner.