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Two dead in ATV collision

The Kentucky State Police reported two people died as a result of a collision between an ATV and a pickup truck Saturday afternoon in Pine Knot. 



The accident occurred around 3:15 p.m. Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Cal Hill Spur and U.S. 27 in Pine Knot near Wilson’s Quick Stop.

According to the report, Tony Dewayne Myers, 43, of Hellenwood, Tennessee, was operating a Honda ATV eastbound on Cal Hill Spur Road. Myers apparently attempted to cross U.S. 27, but entered the path of a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, operated by John Chitwood, 72, of Whitley City.

The impact ejected both Myers and his passenger, identified as Geneva J. Ridener, 45, of Whitley City on to the roadway.

Myers was pronounced dead at the scene. Ridener was transported to Pioneer Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Chitwood was transported to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

Neither occupant of the ATV were wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and alcohol use is considered a factor in the collision.

Trooper Tony Duncan is continuing the investigation.

He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Dackery Larkey, Sergeant Tony Dingess, the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department, the McCreary County EMS, the McCreary County Coroner’s Office and the Pine Knot Fire Department.

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