Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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One Killed in a Motorcycle Collision on KY 59
Date of News Release: 05/26/2012
(Kinniconick, KY) - On Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 4:38 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Morehead was notified by Lewis County Dispatch in reference to a fatal accident on Kentucky 59 near Scotts Branch Road in Lewis County. Richard A. Jones, 55 of Jeromesville, Ohio, was operating a 2008 Yamaha south bound on Kentucky 59 when he crossed the center line in a sharp curve crossing into the north bound lane and continued to travel off the roadway striking a guardrail where he came to final rest. Mr. Jones was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced deceased at 5:06 p.m. by Lewis County Coroner Tony Gaydos, an autopsy has been schedule for next date. Accident remains under investigation by Trooper Anson Tribby. Trooper Anson Tribby was assisted on the scene by Trooper Chad Bowling, Trooper Eugene Robinson, Lewis County Sheriff's Department, Lewis County Emergency Medical Service and Kinniconick Fire Department.