TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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One Killed in a DUI Motorcycle Collision on KY 63
Date of News Release: 08/28/2012
(TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky.) – Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating a collision that occurred on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM CST on KY 63, 5 miles north of Tompkinsville. 30-year-old James Short II was traveling north on KY 63 operating a 1997 Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a fence post. Mr. Short and a passenger, 30-year-old Joshua Covey of Tompkinsville, were both ejected from the motorcycle. Neither occupants were wearing a helmet and both were flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.Mr. Short was pronounced dead at the hospital at 7:08 PM CST. The investigation is ongoing and alcohol is believed to be involved.