STONY FORK, TN  (WLAF) – Tragedy struck in the Windrock Park area of Stony Fork early on Sunday afternoon.  Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins said three people were pronounced dead at the scene of an ATV wreck.  It was carrying a family of four that left a trail and traveled down a steep embankment.

One of the four was airlifted by a med chopper to a Knoxville hospital.  His injuries were described as serious.

Sheriff Robbie Goins on the scene of a deadly ATV wreck on Sunday afternoon

Officials confirmed the victims killed were 47-year-old Ronnie Akins, 19-year-old Dillon Akins and 19-year-old Jonathan Laws. All four are from North Carolina and were here for the holiday weekend as guests of Windrock.

One official details that the ATV traveled some 200 feet down the embankment to a creek.  It took the better part of two hours to rescue the injured person and get him to the helicopter in what is being described as a very dangerous rescue and recovery.

The Caryville Fire Department, La Follette Rescue Squad, the Campbell County EMA, Campbell County Rural Fire Service, La Follette Fire Department, Anderson County Rescue Squad and the CCSD were among the agencies responding.

The investigation by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office continues.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/26/2019-9:30PM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF JUSTIN LETNER WITH THE CCSD-UPDATED 05/27/2019-2PM))

19 Replies to “Three dead and one in serious condition after ATV wreck”

  1. I’m so sorry my heart goes out to the Family of these That was in this acident. I wish I new there names in in nc and what part of nc they are from. So one needs to make a go find me page for this family.

    1. As we are from NC and at Windrock this weekend, please let me know when other information is available and we can try to see if this is something we can get done for this family.

      1. Family is from Weaverville NC. Several go fund me pages have been set up on Facebook to help the Mom with expenses

  2. Praying for this family.. me and my daughter was in Tennessee this week also. Breaks my heart…

  3. I’m truly sorry for all involved and families from the families of the lost ones also for the one who is in the hospital to all who was involved with the rescue my heart goes out to you

  4. I’m so sorry for their loss as a mother of a survivor of the trails at windrock I have a different respect for ATV riding .

  5. This is my family, they are from Asheville, NC. I appreciate all of the prayers.
    Please dont get this confused with the other father and son that were killed this weekend. They too were from NC.
    Thank you for your continued prayers. Lord please be with our family and My prayers go out to the other families loss

  6. My father… my little brother… and his bestfriend. Luckily my little cousin made it.. words cannot even Express…

    1. I’m so sorry, Hun. My prayers are with you and your family. And I hope your cousin will be alright, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

    2. This is such a tragedy. Everyone here in Oliver Springs have your family in their prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Do you have a Gofundme set up? So many people are wanting to help your family. Our hearts go out to you. ❤️

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