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Contact:                                                                                                           May 18, 2018                   

Major Tom Scheben, Spokesman
Public Information Services

On Thursday, May 17, 2018 at approximately 7:50 p.m. Boone County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of what appeared to be an A.T.V. accident that claimed the rider’s life on a farm located on Miller Owens Road in Verona, Kentucky.

Nicolas Morales, 50 of Walton, Kentucky was located by a neighbor face down in a creek with the A.T.V. on top of him.  Initial indications are that Morales crossed the creek and started up a steep embankment when the vehicle rolled over on him trapping him in the creek.

Morales reportedly helps take care of the property and was last heard from just after midnight on the 17th.  Next of kin have been notified.

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