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Injury collision at the intersection of KY 11 and KY 715

Date of News Release: 10/06/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On October 6, 2011 Kentucky State Police Morehead was notified by Wolfe County Dispatch of a single vehicle accident at the intersection of KY 11 and KY 715 in the Torrent Falls area of Wolfe County. Trooper Anthony Bowling responded to the scene along with Wolfe and Lee County Emergency Medical Services. Douglas Kidwell was operating a 1988 Honda Goldwing northbound on KY 11 prior to the intersection of KY 715. At the crest of a hill, Mr. Kidwell applied the brakes and began to skid on the roadway. Mr. Kidwell was unable to regain control and was thrown from the motorcycle. Mr. Kidwell was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY with injuries to his chest and abdomen. The accident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Morehead.

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