Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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KSP Investigates Fatal Collision in Madison County
Date of News Release: 05/13/2014
(Richmond, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred today at approximately 3:04 p.m. EST, on Jacks Creek Road in Madison County.
The initial investigation indicates that Jarid V. Patterson, 40 years old of Richmond, was driving a moped and attempted to turn left off of Secretariat Drive onto Jacks Creek Road. While attempting to turn, he pulled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Megan E. Gabbard, 21 years old of Richmond, was driving North on Jacks Creek Road in a 1994 Honda Accord and collided with Patterson. Patterson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Patterson was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased by the Fayette County Coroner.
The collision is being investigated by Trooper Aaron Hall. He was assisted at the scene by the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Madison County EMS, and the Madison County Fire & Rescue.