Trooper Jody Sims
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 13, Hazard
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Montgomery County Man Dies in Breathitt County Collision
Date of News Release: 06/17/2014
(Jackson, KY) – A Mt. Sterling man lost his life in a single vehicle collision in the Cragan community of Breathitt County yesterday. At approximately 5:22 p.m., on June 17, Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard received a call advising of man lying beside a motorcycle on KY 15, approximately three miles south of Jackson. Troopers and EMS were dispatched to the scene.
The initial investigation into this collision indicates that a 1993 Honda CBR motorcycle was traveling north on KY 15, when the operator, 29 year old James Lockhart, of Mt. Sterling, KY, lost control of the vehicle while navigating a curve. Mr. Lockhart was thrown from the motorcycle after it collided with a guardrail. Lockhart was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Breathitt County Coroner's Office, at 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Lockhart was wearing a helmet at the time of this collision, and there are no indications that impairment was a factor. This incident is being investigated by Trooper Loren Holliday of Post 13.