MCCARR, Ky. (May 21, 2023) – Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call on May 19, 2023, at 4:38 a.m. reporting a single vehicle collision had occurred on Kentucky Route 1056 in the Mccarr community of Pike County. Troopers from Post 9 responded and began the investigation.
The initial investigation indicated Conard Fields, 25 years old of Ransom, was operating a 2023 Polaris UTV when the UTV failed to negotiate a curve and overturned in the roadway. A passenger in the UTV, Shelley Prater, 23 years old of Matewan, WV, was pronounced deceased on scene by the Pike County Coroner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing by KSP Accident Reconstructionist, Detective Mark Branham.
Detective Branham was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Post 9 personnel, Blackberry Volunteer Fire Department and Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service.
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