Johnson County Man Dies After Falling Off ATV

By Jake Boswell | 

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say a 26-year-old man has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Johnson County.

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According to WYMT-TV (, the accident happened around 5 a.m. on Sunday in the community of Van Lear.

Officials say Brandon Powers was riding as a passenger on the driver's lap when the driver lost control and hit a ditch. Powers was thrown from the ATV and died at the scene.

Two other people were taken to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

Officials did not identify the driver, and have not said whether charges will be filed.

The accident remains under investigation.

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