The Richmond Register

February 12, 2014

Estill woman dies of expose after vehicle stuck


Register Staff Report

Estill County — A woman was found dead of exposure Wednesday on Turkey Pen Road in rural Estill County, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

Vickie H. Arvin, 55, of Irvine, was found next to her vehicle and pronounced dead by the Estill County Coroner.

Arvin died as a result of exposure to the cold weather, after her vehicle slid off the roadway and got stuck on a creek bank, the release stated. She apparently exited her vehicle and then fell into the creek. She was able to reach her vehicle’s passenger-side door before the died.

Foul play did not appear to be a factor in the death, according to Trooper Robert Purdy, spokesperson for KSP Post 7 in Richmond.

KSP Detective Jesse Armstrong investigated the fatality assisted on the scene by other KSP personnel, Estill County EMS and the Estill County Coroner.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the KSP in Richmond at 859-623-2404 or toll free at 800-222-5555.