Murder Homicide

ATV Crash Claims Life In Letcher County

Gordon, Ky.  (July 22, 2019) – An ATV crash tragically claimed the life of a child in Letcher County Sunday evening.  Kentucky State Police Troopers Jason Bates and Brandon Watts responded to a residence on Laurel Lane in the Gordon community at 6:21 p.m. after Post 13 received a call requesting medical assistance for a girl who had been injured after crashing an ATV.

The initial investigation determined that a 9 year old girl was operating a Tao Tao Kids ATV in the driveway of her residence when she lost control of the vehicle and collided with a tree.  The child was pronounced deceased at the scene by Letcher County Coroner Renee Campbell.  There were no other occupants on the ATV.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort.  Trooper Jason Bates with KSP Post 13 is investigating this incident.

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