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Fatal ATV Crash on Mill Branch Road in Floyd County

Date of News Release: 09/05/2007

(Pikeville, Ky.) - Douglas Allen was operating an ATV on the roadway in Wayland in Floyd County when he approached a traffic safety checkpoint conducted by officers from Kentucky State Police Post 9 and Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement. He then attempted to avoid the checkpoint by turning on to Mill Branch Road. The officers proceeded on to Mill Branch Road in an attempt to catch up to Mr. Allen. After traveling a short distance on Mill Branch Road, Mr. Allen's ATV overturned as he crossed a set of railroad tracks. EMS responded to the scene. Douglas Allen was pronounced dead at the scene by Floyd County Deputy Coroner Onda Hunt. This crash is still under investigation by Sgt Todd Kidd.

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