Pike County Youngster Killed In Motorcycle Crash

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.

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