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KSP Investigates Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Date of News Release: 04/19/2015

(Sidney, KY) - In the afternoon hours of Saturday April 18, 2015, Post 09 Pikeville received a call of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the Sidney community of Pike County. KSP Troopers responded, and information obtained at the scene indicates that Christopher Abshire, 34 years old of Zebulon, KY, was traveling on US 119, when the 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle he was operating left the shoulder of the roadway, striking the guardrail face, fatally injuring Abshire. Abshire was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Coroner, Russell Roberts. Investigation at the scene determined that a helmet was not in use at the time of the accident.

The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Chase Maynard. Trooper Maynard was assisted at the scene by members of the Big Creek Fire Department, and Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service.