Whitesburg KY

Blackey man dies from Leslie logging accident

A Blackey man died from injuries sustained in a logging accident in Leslie County.

A tree limb fell and hit Wesley Collins, 34, on January 7 in Cinda in Leslie County, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Collins died January 11 at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington.

He was a son of Mary Jean Wesley Collins of Blackey, and the late Jerry Wayne Collins.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, Dominic Collins and Lucas Collins, both of Cornettsville; a daughter, Natalie Collins of Cornettsville; two brothers, Derek Collins of Leslie County and Jerimie Collins of Cornettsville; and three sisters, Janet Schumaker of Tennessee, Amanda Porter of Blackey and Teresa Ison of Whitesburg.

Funeral services for Mr. Collins were held January 15 at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in the Pearl Dixon Cemetery at Blackey.

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