Fatal ATV crash in Knott Co. under investigation
TOPMOST, Ky. (WTVQ) – Troopers are investigating an ATV crash that left a Knott Co. man dead on Sunday.
Officers say they were dispatched to the scene off of HWY 7 just before 10:00 p.m.
According to Troopers, 30-year-old Charles Dwayne Keens was traveling southbound on the highway, when the ATV drifted off of the right shoulder. Officers say the vehicle then struck an embankment, throwing Keens into a water-filled ditch line. Keens was taken to the McDowell Appalachian Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Officers say Keens was not using a helmet. Toxicology reports are pending.