Kentucky River

Ashley Terry, 20, of Booneville, jumped off the bridge near Proctor in Beattyville Sunday night plummeting to her death after leaving a vehicle on Booneville Road (Hwy 11) near the bridge.

The bridge near Proctor is 95 feet tall according to the Dept of Transportation with a water depth of approximately 11 feet underneath. 

Lee County Emergency Management and Search and Rescue worked through the night to recover the body. Her body was found around 9am on Monday. 

There is much speculation as to the reasons why Ms. Terry jumped to her death, but none are confirmed. 

It is an open death investigation case being worked by Beattyville Police Officer Wes Sallie, according to Beattyville Police Chief Steve Mays.

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