VANCLEVE, Ky. (FOX 56) — A man has died after a logging accident on Thursday in Breathitt County.

According to Kentucky State Police (KSP), troopers and emergency crews responded to a report of an injured logger around 3 p.m. Thursday on Williams Road in Vancleve.


Authorities said 40-year-old Taylor Neace Jr., of Lost Creek, was trying to cut down a tree when it “fell into his path, striking him.”

The Breathitt County Coroner’s Office pronounced Neace dead on the scene, and he was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, per KSP.

KSP said the investigation remains ongoing.