Kentucky State Police Post 9 is investigating an ATV crash which claimed the life of a Magoffin County man Nov. 21.

According to a statement from KSP, at 11:09 p.m. Nov. 21, the agency received a call reporting an ATV crash had occurred on Oakley Road in Salyersville. A trooper from Post 9 responded and began the investigation.

The statement said the initial investigation indicated Joel Watkins, 43, of Salyersville, was operating a Honda ATV on Oakley Road, when he lost control of the ATV causing him to exit the roadway. When the ATV returned to the roadway, Watkins was ejected from the ATV. Watkins was pronounced dead 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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