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Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision in Magoffin County

Salyersville, KY. (November 23, 2020) –Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post received a call on November 21, 2020 at 11:09 p.m. reporting an ATV collision had occurred on Oakley Road in the Salyersville community of Magoffin County. A trooper from Post 9 responded and began the investigation.

The initial investigation indicated Joel Watkins, 43 years old of Salyersville, was operating a Honda ATV on Oakley Road, when Watkins lost control of the ATV causing him to exit the roadway.  When the ATV returned to the roadway, Watkins was ejected from the ATV. Joel Watkins was pronounced deceased on scene by the Magoffin County Coroner’s Office.

Trooper Tracy Salyer is investigating the collision and was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police Post 9 personnel and Lifeguard Ambulance Service

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