Update: Martin County mother dies from injuries after ATV crash

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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Update, Friday
A Martin County deputy tells WYMT Ashley Pinson, 32, died Thursday.

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Pinson and her 22-month-old daughter were on an ATV when they crashed Tuesday.

Pinson sustained brain injuries and remained in critical condition. We are told the toddler is doing well.

Visitation for Pinson is Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and the funeral is Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Both services are at New Friendship Church.

Original Story, Wednesday
A Martin County woman remains in the hospital following a four-wheeler crash where she and her child were ejected from the ATV.

Martin County Sheriff's Deputies said 32-year-old Ashley Pinson was riding a four-wheeler with her 22-month old daughter when she crashed in the Johnson Bottom area off Kentucky Old Route 3 around 5:30 p.m Tuesday.

"The neighbors had heard a baby crying and they went to see why the baby was crying and where it was at and that's how they found them," said Martin County Deputy, Billy Patrick.

Patrick said they found Pinson and her daughter on the side of the road and the four-wheeler was about 30 feet away from them.

"Chaos, a lot of people screaming, like their family was down here and it was just awful that little kid covered in blood and it was awful," said Kevin Whitt, who lives next door to where the crash happened.

Deputies said the cause of the crash remains unknown.

"We think that the baby, maybe, gave the gas to the four-wheeler and it kind of threw Ashley back a little bit and took her hands off the handlebars and so then she lost control and it went down into a ditch and just started flipping down the hill," said Jeff Marcum, Ashley Pinson's Uncle.

Both Pinson and her child were airlifted to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The family tells WYMT Pinson is in critical condition with a brain injury. Her daughter is doing well, however, and is expected to come home Wednesday.

"The baby's mommy, Ashley, my niece is in critical condition and we need all the prayers that we can get from everybody who believes in Jesus Christ," said Marcum.

Family members are asking the community to pray for Pinson's recovery.

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