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KSP Investigates Fatal Accident in Magoffin County

Date of News Release: 02/22/2016

(Gunlock, KY) - Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Magoffin County during the afternoon hours of Monday, February 22, 2016.

The initial investigation indicates that Kelly Vanderpool, 44 years old of Gunlock, Kentucky, was traveling east on KY Route 542 in the Gunlock community. Vanderpool lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway and overturned into a creek. Vanderpool was pronounced deceased at the scene by Magoffin County Coroner, Mark Jenkins. Evidence at the scene indicates Vanderpool was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Paul Johnson.