TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal collision on KY 70 in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 08/27/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Betsy L. Goodman, age 45, of Madisonville, KY was traveling west on KY 70, operating a 2001 Honda Rebel motorcycle. Mrs. Goodman attempted to pass two slower moving vehicles, also traveling west, when she exited the eastbound shoulder of the roadway. Mrs. Goodman continued on the eastbound shoulder crossing a ditch line. Mrs. Goodman struck the opposing side of the ditch line with the front of her motorcycle, causing her to be ejected from the motorcycle. Mrs. Goodman was transported to regional medical center via Medical Center Ambulance Service where she was pronounced deceased.