A Prospect, Kentucky woman died Sunday in an ATV crash in Anneta, leading to the arrest of her husband on the charges of manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
At 1:05 a.m. on Sunday, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Scott Road in the Anneta community of Grayson County to investigate an ATV injury crash.
According to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, upon arriving on the scene, the responding deputy quickly realized that the crash was fatal.
According to the driver of the 2018 Can-Am Defender ATV, 39-year-old Shawn A. Bryant, of Prospect, Kentucky, he and his wife and two friends were traveling up an embankment on private property when the ATV flipped.
His wife, 37-year-old Dana M. Bryant, was partially ejected, and the ATV landed on top of her, killing her instantly, according to the release.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grayson County Coroner’s Office.
Shawn Bryant and his two backseat passengers, 39-year-old Seth C. Bynum and 38-year-old Jennifer L. Bynum, both of Louisville, were uninjured.
Based on information by witnesses and evidence at the scene, neither Shawn Bryant nor his wife, Dana, were wearing a safety belt, according to Chaffins.
Additionally, law enforcement determined that alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Shawn Bryant was charged with second-degree manslaughter and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. .08 (aggravating circumstances), first offense. He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.
The GCSO was assisted at the scene by Grayson County EMS and the Anneta Volunteer Fire Department. The investigation is ongoing by the GCSO.