Whitesburg KY

Funeral held for wreck victim, 23

Funeral services were held Tuesday for a Cowan man who died after suffering head trauma in a car wreck.

William Clark Snell, 23, was pronounced dead at 5:55 a.m. on Friday by Letcher County Coroner Perry Fowler. Snell and his fiancée, Carrie Brown, were traveling in a four-door passenger car heading north on 931 South in Cowan when the car left the roadway, striking a tree, said Fowler. The car caught fire and the couple escaped without burn injuries.

“It was dark and raining,” said Fowler.

Brown was transported to the Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) hospital and later transferred to Pikeville Medical Center.

Snell enjoyed operating heavy equipment, sawing logs, fishing, hunting and watching movies.

In addition to his fiancĂ©, Snell is survived by two sons, Westin and Waylon Snell, both of Cowan; a daughter, Kailyn Snell, of Cowan; his father, James Snell, and stepmother, Sharon Snell, of London; his mother, Yvonne Campbell, and stepfather, Charles Ison, of Dry Fork; a brother, James “Bub” (Keasha) Snell of Dry Fork; paternal grandfather, Jim Snell of Cowan; maternal grandparents, Herman and Helen Campbell of Dry For; and two nieces, Autumn Snell and Ashlynn McIntosh.

Snell was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Elsie Snell, and maternal aunt, Sharon Campbell.

Funeral services were held at Everidge Funeral Home and burial followed in the Snell cemetery in Cowan.

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