Daniel Keith Davidson, 40, was driving down a steep, rocky incline when he lost control of the 2002 Artic Cat ATV he was operating, states a Kentucky State Police report.
"A witness said he was maybe going at an excessive rate of speed for the type of terrain," said Kentucky State Trooper Jimmy Young, the investigating officer. "He fell off the front of the four-wheeler, then it started tumbling and it rolled over him."
The ATV landed on Davidson before coming to a rest on top of him, states the report.
Young said Davidson's head struck rocks and was impacted by the ATV.
Davidson was removed from the scene by the Mountain EMS and Harlan County Rescue Squad. He was pronounced dead from head wounds at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital by Harlan County Coroner Philip Bianchi.
Davidson was not wearing a helmet. No alcohol is believed to be involved.
Troopers Jim T. Whitaker and Jimmy L. Halcomb and constable Robert Haywood also responded.
A Smith native, Davidson was a disabled coal miner.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Bobbie Davidson.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Dan and Karen Davidson, LaGrange; a sister, Deanna Caldwell, Harlan; a niece, Kristan Caldwell; and a grandmother, Arlena Scearse, Rosspoint.
Memorial services will be held at Rich Funeral Home in Harlan on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ernest Boggs officiating.
Rich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.