TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal ATV Crash in Whitley County
Date of News Release: 09/02/2008
(London, KY) - On Monday, September 01, 2008, at 7:58 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London received a report of a fatal ATV crash, from the Bell County 911 Center, in Whitley, KY.
Senior Trooper Duane Foley responded to the scene and discovered that the victim Herald Hurst, 55, of Frakes, KY had been operating an ATV when he lost control and overturned into a small pond trapping him under the ATV.
Mr. Hurst was pronounced dead at the scene by Bell County Coroner Clyde Creech.
No foul play is suspected.
Senior Trooper Foley is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Senior Trooper Scott Bunch, the Frakes Fire Department, the Bell County EMS and the Bell County Coroner's Office.