Woman dies riding UTV vehicle in Owsley County


 The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a single UTV vehicle collision that occurred just before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at the junction of KY-2024 and Sammy Peters Road in Owsley County.

The initial investigation indicates a 2021 Polaris RZR operated by Tonya Peters, 47 years old of Ricetown, KY, exited the roadway on KY-2024 overturning, causing her to be ejected.

As a result of the collision, Tonya Peters was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene by the Owsley County Coroner’s Office.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 7 Trooper Jordan Grevious. He was assisted on scene by KSP personnel, Allens Ambulance Service, Owsley County Fire and Booneville Police Department.  

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