Eastern Kentucky Man Dies After ATV Crash

TOPMOST, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has lost his life the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident.

State police say 21-year-old Kyle Slone of Pippa Passes died at Our Lady of The Way Hospital from injuries suffered when his A-T-V left the road and crashed as he was passing a coal truck.

The accident happened late yesterday morning on Puncheon Road
near Topmost.

Trooper Ryan Catron says Slone was not wearing a helmet.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 3, 2007 at 11:02 AM
    You will travel through the valley of rejection you will reside in the land of morning mists and you will find your home thought it will not be where you left it...blessed be...
  • by Anonymous Location: knott county, ky on Jun 19, 2007 at 11:57 PM
    as someone very close to kyle i dont care what people say about helmets, laws or if he was driving recklessly, because it doesnt matter. a wonderful young man lost his life. most of these comments are very insensitive and disrespectful to the family who is still grieving their loss. if you have ever lost anyone then you would know this if you havent then you will learn this
  • by Cousin Location: KY on Jun 16, 2007 at 01:42 PM
    Kyle was my second cousin and this was just an accident, PLEASE if you can't say something nice at a time like this then don't say anything at all. The family is heart broken!! Jackie & Karenda, I'm so sorry! My prayers are with all of you!!!
  • by buddy hicks family(my brothers grandsndon) Location: kendallville,in on Jun 15, 2007 at 10:21 PM
    SOME PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE SYMPATY 4 FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE R KYLE'S FAMILY AND HE'S GONE BUT NOT 4GOTTEN. OUR HEARTS GO OUT 4 CORRINDA AND JACKIE AND ALL THE FAMILY....HE WAS A SPEACIAL KID.....IT DOESNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE HELMANT OR WHATEVER. IT WAS IS TIME TO GO SO GOD CALLED HIM HOME...THE FAMILY OF BUDDY HICKS YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BY SO MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS...IN LOVING MEMORY OF KYLE JACKIE SLONE
  • by Kyle's friend Location: Knott on Jun 15, 2007 at 03:17 PM
    Well As I sit here and read all this it really depresses me. Some people need to have a heart for the family and take up the laws and stuff with someone other than a site that his family can read. I also want to say that Puncheon Road IS a mining road and as people around here call it a "Hollar." The only travelers of the road is people who work at the mines (which Kyle did) and people who live there. I am going to guess that they are not even 50 people that live in puncheon.
  • by Jeremy Location: Richmond on Jun 15, 2007 at 05:25 AM
    This is for knott resident - We SHOULD be worrying about helmets and the law. If people worry about those things, this type of tragedy may not occur and definitely lessens the chance of it happening again. If you want to ignore the facts, history definitely repeats itself. Get with it!
  • by mel Location: lex on Jun 15, 2007 at 05:08 AM
    No offense to family members , but please also remember that this is a public discussion site and comments will reflect public opinion on subjects that are in the news.
  • by Josh Location: London on Jun 15, 2007 at 04:40 AM
    I have operated an ATV for quite some time now and I will tell you one thing; you do not wreck from operating them in a safe manner. You wreck from being careless like taking chances or driving too fast. They are fun to drive and are a blessing when going out on the farm because I can use it to get places that I can't with a truck. Carelessness is not an excuse, instead it is the REASON people are getting hurt and dying on these things.
  • by knottt resident Location: knott co on Jun 14, 2007 at 11:53 AM
    When tragic things like this happens the people sould worry about the family of Kyles . They shouldnt be worring about a helment or the law. Eveveryone should try to be there for his parents. Sorry about Kyle Jackie
  • by Knott County Native Location: Knott County on Jun 14, 2007 at 11:06 AM
    To: Kentucky's Best Come to eastern Kentucky when you get a chance no laws are enforced by vehicle enforcement or the state police when it comes to a four wheeler or a overload speeding coal truck. Not to mention most of them don't use tarps as required. You will almost certainly get run off the road by a coal truck(S)calling 911 in this area is a joke.
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