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One Killed in a Motorcycle Collision on Upper Colesburg Road in Hardin County

Date of News Release: 09/03/2010

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- On Thursday September 02, 2010 at 03:19 PM, Kentucky State Police 4 Elizabethtown was notified of a possible fatality accident on Upper Colesburg Road in Hardin County. A passerby had located the vehicle off the roadway and called 911. Troopers, Fire, and EMS units were dispatched the scene. Upon arrival, a motorcycle and operator were located down a steep embankment. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Investigation into the accident determined that the operator of the motorcycle was traveling North on Upper Colesburg Road and approached a left hand curve in the roadway. The motorcycle left the roadway, traveled down a steep embankment, and struck a tree. The operator of unit 1 was identified as Bobby Hern, 61, of Elizabethtown, KY. He was wearing a helmet. Investigation into the collision is ongoing and conducted by Trooper Ryan Johnson, Kentucky State Police Post 4.

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