(Vicco, KY) – The discovery of a body in the Vicco community of Perry County last Saturday has ended the search for a missing Perry County man. Troopers and detectives with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard responded to Georges Branch Road, after dispatchers received a call advising that Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies had located a body in a vehicle, which was resting over an embankment.
The initial investigation determined that the body was that of Coy David Banks, age 62 of Vicco. It appeared that Mr. Banks was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier, eastbound on a mining road, off of Georges Branch, when he lost control of the vehicle and traveled over an embankment, where the car overturned before coming to rest. Mr. Banks was partially ejected from the vehicle, and did not appear to be wearing a seat belt. Deputy Coroner John Collett responded to the scene and pronounced Mr. Banks deceased at 4:15 p.m. No foul play is suspected in this incident, and toxicology results are pending.
Coy David Banks had been reported missing by his wife on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at which time an investigation was initiated by KSP. The investigation into this incident is continuing by Trooper Issac Whitaker and Detective Chris Collins of KSP Post 13.