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KSP Investigates Fatal Accident Involving ATV in Pike County

Date of News Release: 03/09/2015

(Phleps, KY) – The Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Pike County, on Sunday, March 08, 2015.

The initial investigation indicates that Jason Wolford, 31 years old of Phelps, KY, was operating an ATV on the roadway of KY 194 East in the Phelps community. While attempting to make a left turn, Wolford drove the ATV across the roadway, into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The vehicle, a Ford Mustang, struck the ATV head-on, causing Wolford to be ejected. Wolford was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Trooper Adam Wright. Trooper Wright was assisted at the scene by Transtar Ambulance Service and Phelps Fire Department.