Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

July 27, 2013

ATV rider killed when thrown

Staff report
The Independent

ELLIOTTVILLE — The rider of an all-terrain vehicle was killed Friday when his vehicle flipped while being towed behind a pickup, according to police.

Adam Holbrook, 38, of Morehead was not wearing a helmet when his ATV flipped and was pronounced dead at St. Claire Medical Center after the accident, according to the Morehead post of the Kentucky State Police.

The vehicle had been hitched with a tow strap to a pickup driven by Charles Howard, who was driving south on Ky. 173. When Howard turned right onto Windsor Road the ATV failed to make the turn and the tow strap caused it to overturn.

Holbrook was thrown from the vehicle.