Harlan man killed in ATV accident

A 43-year-old Harlan County man was found dead Saturday after his ATV ran off a road and hit a tree.

Kentucky State Police said Dan Caudill of Holmes Mill was traveling eastbound on KY 38 on his Honda ATV when it struck a tree and overturned.

He sustained multiple injuries when he was ejected from the ATV and landed in a creek, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy coroner and police said he was not wearing a helmet.

State police received a call at 12:44 p.m. Saturday from Caudill's family members, who said he had been missing since Thursday, May 14.

Police said Caudill was last seen at about 4 p.m. Thursday at Saylor's Grocery and was riding his ATV.

Authorities and family members searched the area and nearby mountains.

At 4:12 p.m. Saturday, police said they received a call that searcher Arles Huff had found Caudill's body and his ATV over an embankment near the 24 mile post at Holmes Mill.

The incident is under investigation.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Evarts Funeral Home in Evarts. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 11 a.m. Monday.

Survivors include two sisters, Karen Kay Caudill of Holmes Mill and Dosia Caudill of Big Stone Gap, Va.