Laurel County, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Deputy Travis Napier along with Deputy Brandon Broughton and Deputy Rick Cloyd are conducting a death investigation regarding a fatal ATV crash which occurred on Maple Grove School Road, approximately 5 miles west of London on Monday evening August 29, 2016 at approximately 7:12 PM.
The investigating deputies report that apparently a Kawasaki 4 wheeler was traveling westbound on Maple Grove School Road when the vehicle traveled off the roadway in a sharp curve striking an earth embankment and ejecting both the driver and passenger.
The 17 year old male driver received fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.
The 16-year-old female juvenile passenger was airlifted by PHI helicopter from the scene to UK hospital Lexington for treatment of injuries.
Assisting at the scene of the crash was: London Laurel Rescue Squad, Laurel County Fire Department, and Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County.