ARY — Early Sunday morning, Kentucky State Police responded to a 911 call, which reported an ATV accident in the Ary community of Perry County. The Fisty Fire Dept. and Perry County EMS were also called to the scene.
James Christopher Tyler Fugate, of Ary, was operating a 2016 Polaris Razor 1000 on Ball Fork Road, when he lost control of the vehicle while going around a curve. The vehicle overturned, throwing Fugate over an embankment. Tyler Fugate was transported to Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, where he later died from injuries sustained in the crash. Deputy Coroner Jeffery Combs pronounced Tyler Fugate deceased at 2:45 a.m.
Scores of local citizens have expressed mourning and shared their love and admiration for Tyler since his passing. Tyler played football during his tenure at Perry County Central High School. At the time of his passing, Tyler was a full time student at Bluegrass Community and Technical College and a full time employee with Kelly Services in Georgetown.
James Christopher Tyler Fugate was the son of James Fugate and Alice Ann Brewer Fugate. He is also survived by one brother: Trevor Fugate; great grandfather: Harold Cauble; grandparents: Jim and Patty Fugate and Doris and Penny Brewer and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family and friends.
Visitation for Tyler was held Nov. 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Maggard Mtn. View Chapel, with the funeral at 1:00 p.m. on Nov. 8. Tyler Fugate was 21 years old.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.