NOVEMBER 26 (THANKGIVING) 26, 2015
Boyd County Sheriff Woods: ‘Most horrific auto accident he had ever seen in his life’
A single car vehicle crash early Wednesday afternoon in Boyd County claimed the lives of two young men, one of whom was a recent graduate of Lawrence County High School.
Boyd County coroner Mark Hammond identified the two men killed as Matthew Hall, 27, of Ashland, and Seth Watkins, 20, of Grayson.
The accident happened in the 7200 block of Johnson Fork Road in Catlettsburg in Boyd County.
Boyd County Sheriff Bobby Jack Woods stated that Matthew Hall, who was the driver of the automobile, and that Seth Watkins was the passenger, were traveling in the car when they went into a ditch and hit a steel culvert that was 10 feet below the ground.
After hitting the culvert, Sheriff Woods says the vehicle bounced back up to road level.
Police investigators believe excessive speed was the cause of the crash.
Sheriff Woods was quoted as saying that it was a “horrific accident” at the wreck scene and that he’s never seen anything like it in his life.
The were reports that both men suffered massive body trauma in the wreck.
Seth Watkins was a native of Grayson, Kentucky and was currently living there, yet Watkins attended Lawrence County High School in Louisa, and graduated from LCHS in 2013.
Matthew Hall, who was living in Ashland, was a native of Wheelwright, Kentucky in Floyd County; and was a 2005 graduate from South Floyd High School.