VARNEY, KY -- Kentucky State Police report a 12-year-old Pike County boy died yesterday afternoon following a motorcycle accident in the Pike County community of Varney.
Authorities have identified the victim as Austin Blake Allen. Reportedly he was driving a dirt bike on the Right Fork of Bushy Road in Varney.
Witnesses told the KSP that Allen hit an embankment as he was entering a yard. The collision threw him from the motorcylce and he struck a tree. The KSP says Allen was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Police say he died at the scene. The Pike County Coroner does not plan an autopsy. Allen was a student at John's Creek Elementary.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Community Funeral Home in Pikeville.