A man was killed Wednesday night in Perry County when the ATV he was driving crashed, Kentucky State Police said.
Michael Akers, 43, of Delphia in Perry County, and passenger Ronnie Shepherd, 33, of Cornettsville were riding the ATV on Bark Camp Branch Road when the machine left the road and struck a tree, state police said.
Akers died at the scene, state police said. Shepherd was able to jump off the ATV before it hit the tree and suffered minor injuries. Neither man was wearing a helmet.