Fatal ATV accident under investigation

A Quincy man has died as the result of an ATV accident in Lewis County, according to a spokesman with the Kentucky State Police.

The spokesman said KSP officials were contacted Friday evening to respond to an ATV accident near the Lewis/Greenup county line.

Upon arrival, it was determined Brian Cochran, 51, of Quincy, had been operating an ATV, in an area known as the clay mines, when he apparently lost control of the ATV and was ejected from it, according to the spokesman.

Deputy Mark Sparks said the incident happened just inside Lewis County near the Greenup County line off Ky. Rt. 784 (Zion Ridge Road) and near Ky. Rt. 1021. He said first responders were dispatched from both Lewis and Greenup counties at about 5:30 p.m.

Lewis County Deputy Coroner Amanda Gaydos pronounced Cochran dead at the scene about 8:00 p.m.  

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