ATV Crash Kills Central Kentucky Man

Police say a man trying to get out of the rain is to blame for deadly ATV accident in Bourbon County.

Around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, a man riding an all terrain vehicle slammed into an SUV on a farm on Hutchinson Station Road.

The Bourbon County Sheriff says the ATV rider was trying get to a barn during a downpour. The man was going about 40 miles per hour with his head down and by the time he looked up it was too late.

Police say the ATV rider was thrown about 15 feet.

His name has not been released, but we're told the man worked on the farm.

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  • by a Friend on Jun 21, 2007 at 02:04 PM
    This was someone's son, father, brother, uncle. All life is precious, all life matters.
  • by Dad Location: Lexington on Jun 21, 2007 at 03:41 AM
    Hey Rob - We use all these articles for our soap boxes, not just the ones where people die needlessly on ATVs. We don't like drunk drivers either and we voice our opinion as well.
  • by McGee Location: Lexington on Jun 20, 2007 at 02:10 PM
    I think we hit a nerve with rob from london. nuff said...LOL!
  • by McGee Location: Lexington on Jun 20, 2007 at 10:51 AM
    If you drive anything with your head down, a crash is imminent but on a vehicle such as an ATV with no protection for your body or head (no helmet), bad results will happen. This is what, like 3 in the past two weeks?? When will the madness stop?
  • by rob Location: london on Jun 20, 2007 at 09:43 AM
    How many drunk driving deaths have we had this year.....but you people still use these for their soap boxes...nuff said
  • by mel Location: lex on Jun 20, 2007 at 07:16 AM
    MESSAGE TO ATV RIDERS: They can hurt/kill you. Cautious riding at proper speeds, off highway, looking ahead of you, with a helmet on, is strongly advised. How many more??????
  • by 21 and counting Location: Lexington on Jun 20, 2007 at 05:02 AM
    and that is just the number for this year...nuff said!
  • by Shane Location: Frankfort on Jun 19, 2007 at 05:31 PM
    It's time to ban these vehicles. It's also time for the police to aggressively enforce arresting ANYONE driving an ATV on a paved roadway. If that were happening, we wouldn't be seeing so many of these accidents.
  • by ann Location: harrodsburg on Jun 19, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    should be a state law all atv should wear a helmet maybe could of save his life and many more


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