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KSP Investigates Fatal ATV Accident in Pike County

Date of News Release: 05/04/2015

(Phelps, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post is investigating a fatal ATV collision that occurred in Pike County, in the late evening hours of Saturday, May 02, 2015.

The initial investigation indicates Gordon Gooslin, 53 of McCarr, KY, was operating a Honda Fourtrax ATV at an idol mine site in Phelps, KY. Gooslin's ATV overturned, causing him to be ejected from the vehicle. Gooslin was airlifted to Pikeville Medical Center by Air Methods; however, Gooslin succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital by Pike County Deputy Coroner Zeb Hampton. Gooslin was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the accident.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Chase Maynard.