TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash on KY 286 in Ballard County
Date of News Release: 08/07/2006
(Ballard County, KY) - Mecca Newton, was traveling East on KY. 286. Matthew Maxey was traveling West on KY. 286. Ms. Newton was slowing to turn left into a parking lot when she failed to see Mr. Maxey approaching and pulled into his path of travel. A frontal impact occurred causing Mr. Maxey to be ejected from his motorcycle. Mr. Maxey, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene by Ballard County Coroner Bob Morrow. Ms. Newton was transported to Western Baptist Hospital and treated for an arm injury. KY. 286 was reduced to one lane for approximately 3 hours while investigator's reconstructed the scene. The Ballard County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement, Wickliffe Fire Department, Ballard and Carlisle County EMS, Ballard County Coroner's Office and Air-Evac assisted state police at the scene. The investigation is continuing by TFC. Barry Meadows.