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Two Killed on a Motorcycle Collision on KY 3284

Date of News Release: 05/27/2012

(London, KY.) - On Sunday, May 27, 2012 at approximately 1:40 AM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report from the Wayne County Dispatch of a single vehicle traffic crash on KY 3284 in the limits of Monticello in Wayne County.

Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Delzie Kelly determined that a 2007, Suzuki, Motorcycle, operated by Matthew J. Pierce, 23, of Monticello was traveling westbound on KY 3284 when it left the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a house.

Pierce and his passenger Jordan B. Crouch, 23, of Monticello were ejected from the motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries.

Pierce and Crouch, who were not wearing helmets, were pronounced dead at the scene by Wayne County Coroner Forest Hicks.

Alcohol usage is suspected.

Trooper Kelly is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Wendell Higginbotham, the Monticello Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Department, the Wayne County EMS, the Monticello Fire Department and the Wayne County Coroners Office.

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