Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Fatal Motorcycle Collision on O' Possum Kingdom Road in Berea
Date of News Release: 02/09/2009
(Richmond, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 7 Richmond is currently investigating a fatal collision which occurred on O' Possum Kingdom Road in Berea. At approximately 2:15 p.m., a motorcycle being operated by Bruce Mounce, age 56 of Paint Lick, approached a sharp curve while traveling northbound. At the same time, a Pike Electric Company vehicle being operated by Tony Bowling, age 44 of Booneville, was approaching the same curve. Mr. Mounce apparently lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected from it. The motorcycle struck the side of the truck, and Mr. Mounce was then pinned under the left front tire of the truck. The operator of the truck attempted to avoid the collision by steering his vehicle into the ditch line. Mr. Mounce was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Madison County Coroner Carlos Coyle at 2:52 p.m. Alcohol involvement is not suspected in this collision. The investigation by Trooper Toney Allen continues.