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KSP Investigates Fatal ATV Collision in Lee County

Date of News Release: 07/28/2014

(Beattyville, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that happened this weekend in Lee County.

On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at approximately 10:30 am, KSP Post 7 was notified of an ATV collision that occurred overnight. The initial investigation has revealed that Christopher S. Stepp, 29 years old of Beattyville, KY, was operating a four--wheeler on Caudill Road in Lee County when he lost control of his ATV. The ATV drove off of the road, causing it to overturn and come to final rest on top of him. Christopher Stepp was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lee County Coroner. Alcohol is believed to be a factor and he was not wearing a helmet when the collision occurred.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Brandon Scalf. He was assisted at the scene by KSP Personnel, Lee County Sheriff's Office, Lee county EMS, and the Lee County Coroner.