Teen Is Killed In ATV Accident

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

Two separate ATV accidents kill a man and a teenager just hours apart, and leave another young person fighting for his life.

51-year-old David Stephens died last night after his ATV flipped over in Magoffin County.

In Knott County, two ATVs hit each other head-on.

The Knott County School District is remembering 16-year-old Brandon Slone.

Students at Knott County Central will soon be signing friends' yearbooks before they're free from school for the summer.

On Monday, the signing frenzy was for the family of sophomore Brandon Slone full of messages they won't get to put in his yearbook.

“He was such a cut-up, just a prankster, and that's what they remember,” Sally Brashear said.

Though he was always good for a laugh, teachers say the 16-year-old still took school seriously.

They say he loved his carpentry classes, and looked forward to a future in auto-mechanics.

Brandon had been taking classes at home while recovering from a car accident in March.

Police say he tried a dangerous stunt that sent his ATV crashing head-on into the one driven by his 17-year-old friend.

Brandon was just two weeks from his 17th birthday a reminder to students how suddenly life can be cut short.

Students hope the messages on these wings help carry Brandon's family through their grief.

School officials tell us the other ATV driver, 17-year-old Chris Gibson, is in critical condition.

Visitation for Brandon Slone will be Tuesday at six at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Hindman.

His funeral is scheduled for noon on Thursday at the chapel.

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