Tragic, Fatal Motorcycle Accident Reported on U.S. 27 in Pulaski County, Kentucky
PULASKI COUNTY, KY. – According to an online news story reported by foxlexington.com, a tragic, fatal motorcycle accident was reported on U.S. Highway 27 in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Authorities say that an SUV collided with two motorcycles on the highway, and two people were tragically killed in the accident.*
The accident happened in the evening at the crossing of U.S. 27 and Kentucky Highway 1247. The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and Fox 56 report that an SUV of unknown make and model crossed the intersection and struck two motorcycles. It is not clear how the accident occurred. Authorities said that the driver of the SUV, who was not identified, told them he did not see the motorcyclists.
Fox 56 reports that a 61-year-old man who was driving one of the motorcycles tragically died at the scene. Fox 56 further reports that a 52-year-old woman who had been riding on one of the motorcycles was airlifted to UK Hospital, where she tragically died of her injuries.
In addition, according to Fox 56, the male driver of the other motorcycle and another female passenger were also airlifted to UK Hospital with injuries. The extent of their injuries was not reported, but the report indicates that family members said both people were in critical condition.
The driver of the SUV is reportedly cooperating with the investigation, and it is not clear if he will face charges in connection with the accident. Deputies do not believe at this time that speeding or alcohol consumption played a role in the collision. Investigation is ongoing.
Deputies said that during the summer months, motorcycle accidents happen more frequently. Drivers need to stay focused on the road and watch out for riders, officials said.
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