Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Deputy Kyle Gray along with Sgt. Larry Parrott, Deputy Brandon Broughton, and Deputy Travis Napier are conducting a death investigation following a four wheeler crash which occurred on South Old Whitley Road in the Lily community, approximately 9 miles south of London on Monday evening May 30, 2016 at approximately 7:00 PM .
Investigators report that apparently a red colored Honda Rancher four wheeler was traveling southbound down a hill on South Old Whitley Rd. when it traveled into a left-hand curve and failed to make the curve traveling over a 15 foot embankment, struck a tree and overturned into a creek.
Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehicle.
The 4 wheeler was driven by a 17 year old male from Lily.
The 17-year-old female passenger (also from Lily) received critical injuries and was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to St. Joseph Hospital London. The passenger was pronounced deceased at St. Joseph Hospital London at 8:11 P.M.
The driver is being examined for possible injuries.
Assisting at the scene of the crash was: Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County, Lily Volunteer Fire Department, and London- Laurel Rescue Squad.
The Laurel County Coroner's office assisted in the investigation. The investigation is continuing.
Photo of crash site provided by Deputy Brandon Broughton.
Names of driver and passenger will not be released due to their age.