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ATV crash in KY Friday afternoon turns fatal

Posted: 3:17 PM, Jun 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-22 15:17:03-04
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MONTEREY, Ky. — A crash Friday afternoon involving an ATV in Owen County, Kentucky, turned fatal, according to the Kentucky State Police.

Patricia Karsner, 73, was riding an ATV driven by Mario Chavez-Canela, 43, when the vehicle crashed on Old Landing Road in Monterey, Kentucky, around 4:30 p.m. Karsner was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital, but she was later pronounced dead.

According to the police, Chavez-Canela was under the influence of either drugs or alcohol when he crashed the ATV, and he was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence and assault.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

WCPO has reached out to KSP about the charges against Chavez-Canela and whether or not they will be upgraded.