A Magoffin County man died after losing control of his all-terrain vehicle and hitting a tree felled by storms.
Kentucky State Police said John Wayne Salyer, 56, of Gunlock, was riding a 1991 Honda ATV in Magoffin County at 5:22 p.m. Friday when witnesses said he started riding downhill at a high rate of speed. A storm had downed a tree over the trail, and Salyer was unable to avoid hitting it. He was ejected from his ATV, hit his head on a tree and died at the scene.
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Police said he was not wearing a helmet.