'Unfortunate' accident kills elderly man in N. Ky.

UNION, KY (FOX19) - An elderly man died Tuesday in what Boone County Sheriff's deputies considered to be an unfortunate accident.

Authorities were called to the 12000 block of Big Oak Road in Union, Ky. around 10 p.m. Tuesday. A friend of the elderly man, who was identified as 75-year-old Walter Boyd, went to check on him after no one had heard from him since 10 a.m. that morning.

Sheriff's deputies said Boyd was found in his pickup truck, which was upside down in a creek on the property. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Those who knew Boyd speculate that he drove out to get his mail due to the wintry weather and his truck slid off of the bridge that crosses the creek. His exact cause of death was not immediately available.

Boone County authorities said while the investigation is ongoing, Boyd's death appeared to be a very unfortunate accident.

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