Man_dies_in_crash_at_ATV_Haunted_Fore...

There are 46 comments on the Middlesboro Daily News story from Oct 20, 2012, titled . In it, Middlesboro Daily News reports that:

A Middlesboro Daily News reporter is on the scene of a fatal crash on the Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park's Haunted Forest Ride.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Middlesboro Daily News.

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Shay

Corbin, KY

#1 Oct 20, 2012
This is terrible news. Don't know who it is but prayers are going up for the family and for the teen in the hospital.
Tiffany T

Pineville, KY

#2 Oct 21, 2012
does anyone know about this?? or who it was?
Shay

Corbin, KY

#3 Oct 21, 2012
Not heard anything at all. They may not have released a name yet.
Shay

Corbin, KY

#4 Oct 21, 2012
A Payne man I believe.
ash

Mayfield, KY

#5 Oct 21, 2012
Steve Payne
so sad

Murray, KY

#6 Oct 21, 2012
i heard he passed away praying for his family it was wild up there yesterday they need 2 check all 2 get the alchol and take it from them at the gate that would help alot lady back up and never looked and isaid mam u just hit me if i had not jump out of way u who have got me good as fast as u was backing up and not even looking back what if it had been a child u would have ran over them lucky u just got my side of my leg all she said was well
Bobby Philpot

Dyer, TN

#7 Oct 21, 2012
It would be impossible to check everyone for alcohol. There are at least 10 different was to get up to mnt drive. The organizers were way in over their heads on this one.
told ya

Maynardville, TN

#8 Oct 21, 2012
bob u r right its all about being no .1 a few made some money the club wants to be like the ridge runners brian fisher sure dont give a mud about what went on he should of loaded up an left..the county better just move the park to fonde or tackett creek thats where everyone rides...i say the land owners mr asher mite close mtn drive....
Chrissy Marlow

Dexter, MO

#9 Oct 21, 2012
Do they drink allot up there? I thought alcohol wasnt allowed.
Alley

Corbin, KY

#10 Oct 21, 2012
This is so sad
Nana

Brownsville, TN

#11 Oct 21, 2012
It sure was wild they was a lot of riders and none of them was watching out for other people so if u went u had to watch out and not get hit
Bobby Philpot

Dyer, TN

#12 Oct 21, 2012
Chrissy Marlow wrote:
Do they drink allot up there? I thought alcohol wasnt allowed.
It's not but how are less than 40 people going to check over 5400 atvs? That's not counting dirtbikes. It's impossible to check them all. The only thing they were really worried about was breaking world records for the number of atvs in one place. They didn't care if the operators were 8 or 80.
Turbo

Lexington, KY

#13 Oct 21, 2012
Riding has inherent dangers, as we all know. We all ride at out own risk. However, idiots who are negligent and riding like idiots, need to be controlled. I'd recommend arming HC members with radios and special colored vests and have them enforcing safe riding on the trails during the event. Having said that, it hasn't been mentioned whether or not this tragic accident had anything to do with alcohol or improper riding. I hope Mr. Asher does NOT close Mt. Drive. Many people enjoy the beauty that God has blessed us with there. Prayers for the victims family...
Sir Mudhound

Rockford, TN

#14 Oct 22, 2012
Sad news!
Sir Mudhound

Rockford, TN

#15 Oct 22, 2012
Follow up on the sad news: Look, every year on Norris Lake, Cherokee Lake, and most all other lakes people get killed. Yes, they drown and there are a host of causes. Not all are drinking or drug related. Some are equipment failure and some are user error. But, bottom line is this: Just because someone dies is not a reason to tell the other 99.9999% not to do this or not to do that. My stars! If this were the case we would all just have to sit in our homes with the windows shut. Oh, did I mention that accidents happen in our homes too. Oh, how many people die each year working their normal jobs. Maybe we should ban that too?
info

Sikeston, MO

#16 Oct 22, 2012
Bobby this statement: "They didn't care if the operators were 8 or 80." could not be further from the truth. Please watch what you say when you accuse a group of hard working people of not caring. Did you actually go to the event?
Reckless

Beaver, WV

#17 Oct 22, 2012
Not surprised that guy on the motorbike got himself killed.
He about ran me over at one point.
Bobby Philpot

Dyer, TN

#18 Oct 22, 2012
info wrote:
Bobby this statement: "They didn't care if the operators were 8 or 80." could not be further from the truth. Please watch what you say when you accuse a group of hard working people of not caring. Did you actually go to the event?
No I did not. I talked to at least 15 people who who did and every one of them told me the same thing. Children as young as 8 or 9 where riding atvs at that event. I was at my job when the event was taking place. If they cared as much as you say,it would have been better organized. So don't tell me to watch what I say.
big buck

Maynardville, TN

#19 Oct 22, 2012
Sir Mudhound wrote:
Follow up on the sad news: Look, every year on Norris Lake, Cherokee Lake, and most all other lakes people get killed. Yes, they drown and there are a host of causes. Not all are drinking or drug related. Some are equipment failure and some are user error. But, bottom line is this: Just because someone dies is not a reason to tell the other 99.9999% not to do this or not to do that. My stars! If this were the case we would all just have to sit in our homes with the windows shut. Oh, did I mention that accidents happen in our homes too. Oh, how many people die each year working their normal jobs. Maybe we should ban that too?
u dont have 10,000 boaters packed on the lake in one day....u must b brain washed also.... 100 helpers to 10,ooo people thats a lot of people....concerts have a limit in a building..this event was used to draw riders no concert people in for a RECORD NOTHING ELSE.the club should step back an say.. was this worth it.... im sure the record holders now r laughing..saying break it we just make it bigger....being the holders wont make u the no .1 off roading area... cause all of the rideing is OFF PARK.....JUST another club wanting to be no .1 an get 5 mins of fame on tv an be the talk of the atv world... take note...of all the issues an say..well i was at woodstock cow hill/mtn drive to be apart of a all out mess..........we stayed home got ready for hunting season....enjoy
record player

Maynardville, TN

#20 Oct 22, 2012
Bobby Philpot wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not but how are less than 40 people going to check over 5400 atvs? That's not counting dirtbikes. It's impossible to check them all. The only thing they were really worried about was breaking world records for the number of atvs in one place. They didn't care if the operators were 8 or 80.
5400?????? so u counted them?? was that the record.. i hear it didnt happen

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Middlesboro Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Anyone seen emma gross (Nov '13) 3 hr Rick 5
Walmart 5 hr Fellow Shopper 13
Shows from the 70s and 80s 5 hr Forest Hump 8
jessica sturdivant (Jul '13) 5 hr Yuck 8
News Bible study rules for public schools proposed (Feb '10) 6 hr Wisdom of God 171,902
Matty guwop 12 hr bear 6
enforce the law 12 hr YOLO 6

Middlesboro Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Middlesboro Mortgages