Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

September 10, 2011

Squirrel hunter dies in ATV accident

Sept. 9, 2011 — A 70-year-old Carter County man was found dead Saturday morning after suffering injuries from a 4-wheeler accident in the Norton Branch area near the Carter-Boyd line.

Joseph H. Whitley had been squirrel hunting in the Johnson Hollow area on Friday when he didn’t return home. His wife reported him missing on Saturday morning about 7:30.

Several fire departments were called out to search for him. The body was found near Norton Branch in Boyd County about 9:30 a.m. He was pronounced dead by Boyd County Deputy Coroner Ralph Beadle.

An exact cause of death has not been released, but no foul play is suspected.

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