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Fatal ATV Traffic Crash in Wayne County

Date of News Release: 07/18/11

(London, Ky.) -- On Sunday, July 17, 2011 at approximately 2:44 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a single vehicle (ATV) traffic crash on Pottershop Road in the Jabez Community of Wayne County.

Upon arrival Trooper Wendell Higginbotham determined that, a 2006, Honda, TRX250, ATV operated by Tyler M. Conner, 21, of Maineville, OH was traveling southbound on Pottershop Road when it failed to negotiate a curve, leaving the roadway and striking a fence.

Tyler M. Conner was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY for treatment of his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:19 AM.

Conner was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and alcohol usage is suspected.

Trooper Higginbotham is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by the Pulaski County EMS and the Faulbush Fire Department.

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