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Trooper Brad Arterburn
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Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Motorcycle Fatality in Trimble County

Date of News Release: 10/13/2011

(Milton, Ky) -- Troopers from KSP Post 5 responded to a fatal collision last night at 9:38 p.m. in Trimble County. Investigation revealed that Patrick Moore, 27 years old from Sulphur, was operating a motorcycle near the 9900 block of US 421 in Milton when he failed to negotiate a curve, resulting in impact with a nearby guardrail. Both Moore and his passenger, Catherine Nicole Straw (27 years old from Sulphur), were thrown from the motorcycle during impact. Straw was pronounced dead as a result of her injuries by the Trimble County Coroner at the scene at 10:20 p.m. Moore was airlifted from the scene by Air Methods, Inc. and transported to the University of Louisville hospital for serious injuries. Preliminary information suggests that alcohol may be a factor. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

Trooper Dustin Corbin, a collision reconstructionist, is leading the ongoing investigation. Trimble Co. EMS and Milton Fire & Rescue assisted Trooper Corbin at the scene.

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