TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Injury motorcycle collision on Highway 54
Date of News Release: 04/06/2011
(Henderson, Ky.) -- Ronald Benjamin Ward was westbound on Highway 54 operating a 2004 motorcycle at a high rate of speed, when he approached a stopped vehicle that was turning left onto Boston Laffoon Road. Mr. Ward was unable to stop safely behind the vehicle and decided to turn right; exiting the right shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Ward then became airborne, landing approximately 367 feet off of the roadway. Mr. Ward was transported to Owensboro Medical Health System, where he is listed in stable condition.