TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal ATV Crash in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 05/27/2008
(London, KY) - On Monday May 26, 2008 at 7:03 PM the Kentucky State Police in London received a report from the Rockcastle 911 Dispatch of an ATV crash, with fatality, in the Luma Hollow area, just off River Road in Rockcastle County, KY. The crash reportedly occurred at approximately 6:00 PM.
Upon arrival Trooper Scottie Pennington determined Justin Samples, 20, of London, was operating a 2007 Yamaha Raptor ATV, travelling up a steep embankment, when he struck a cable and was thrown off the ATV. Samples sustained fatal injuries in the incident.
Samples, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroner.
Alcohol involvement is suspected.
KSP Trooper Scottie Pennington is continuing the investigation and was assisted by KSP Trooper Coby Smith, the Rockcastle County Coroner's Office, Rockcastle County EMS, and the Mount Vernon Fire and Rescue.