Clark farmer dies after ATV crash

Published 9:00 am Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Clark County farmer died after he crashed his all-terrain vehicle on his property Thursday.

William Davis, 76, was pronounced dead at 1:19 a.m. Friday at Clark Regional Medical Center, Clark County Coroner Robert Gayheart said.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Fire Department and Emergency Management officials were all called to the farm on Schollsville Road Thursday evening to search for Davis.

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According to a report at the Clark County Sheriff’s office. Davis was reported missing shortly before 8 p.m. Davis’ wife Rhonda told deputies he had gone out earlier in the day to check on his cattle. When he did not return and Rhonda Davis could not reach him on his phone, she and her sons began searching their farm and neighboring farms.

CCSO Deputy Wesley Craycraft said in the report he pinged Davis’ cell phone, which led searchers to him.

Gayheart said Davis was still coherent, but was pinned underneath his ATV in a ravine. Once it was moved, Davis’ condition worsened. He was transported to Clark Regional Medical Center where he coded and ultimately died from injuries to his abdomen and lower extremities, he said.

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