Trooper Shaun Little
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 9, Pikeville
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Ashcamp Man Killed in a Motorcycle Collision on KY 197
Date of News Release: 05/31/2013
(Elkhorn Creek, Ky.) -- On Thursday May 30, 2013 Post 9 Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle on Ky 197 in the Elkhorn Creek community of Pike County. Information obtained at the scene indicates that 29 year old Christopher Prater of Ashcamp, Ky. was traveling North on Ky 197 when he entered a curve and lost control of the 2005 Yamaha motorcycle he was operating and struck a tree. Prater was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Prater was pronounced deceased by Pike County Deputy Coroner Denver Bailey. The accident remains under investigation by KSP Trooper Jamie Rose.