Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Fatal ATV Crash on Puncheon Road in Knott County
Date of News Release: 06/13/2007
(Hazard, KY) - On 06/12/07 at approximately 11:42 hours Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call of a single vehicle ATV accident on Puncheon Road in the Topmost community of Knott County.
The victim, Kyle Slone was traveling on a Coal Haul Road and passing a coal truck when he lost control of his ATV and ran off the roadway. Mr. Slone was then thrown from the ATV. Slone received multiple injuries and pronounced deceased at Our Lady of The Way Hospital. The victim was not wearing a helmet. The accident remains under investigation by Tpr. Ryan Catron.