TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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2 Fatality ATV Crash on KY 85W in Ohio County
Date of News Release: 04/02/2007
(Henderson, KY) - 3- 4 wheeler ATV's were eastbound on KY 85W, approximately 1 mile west of Centertown, KY. 1 ATV was driving in front the 2 who were riding side by side. Daughtery, was operating a 2006 Chevy pickup & was also eastbound on KY 85W. He came up behind the ATVs: which he didn't see until the last moment. H attempted to avoid the ATVs by steering to the right. He struck 2 of the ATVs. The truck rolled over, approximately 3 times, coming to final rest upright. During the rollover, it is believed that the truck landed on at least one ATV operator. The driver of the truck was unbelted & partially ejected.
None of the ATV riders were wearing any safety equipment.
Allen C. Bratcher was pronounced deceased at scene. Jessica Casey was deceased upon arrival at Ohio County Emergency Hospital. Her husband/Danny Casey was transported to the Ohio County Hospital then transferred to Daviess County Hospital, Intensive Care Unit.