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KSP Investigates Fatal ATV Accident in Magoffin County

Date of News Release: 06/08/2015

(Royalton, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post is investigating a fatal ATV collision that occurred in Magoffin County in the evening hours of Saturday, June 06, 2015.

The initial investigation indicates that a male subject was operating a 2011 Polaris Rzr 800 UTV on Gun Creek Road in the Royalton community. The UTV left the roadway and struck a tree and utility pole before overturning several times down an embankment. The operator of the UTV was ejected from the vehicle, and transported to Highlands Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. The passenger of the UTV suffered fatal injuries due to the accident, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Magoffin County Coroner Mark Jenkins.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Detective Jason Dials.