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KSP investigating fatal motorcycle accident in McCreary County

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WHITLEY CITY, Ky. – One man has died following an accident involving a motorcycle and semitrailer.

Kentucky State Police Post 11 responded to a two-vehicle fatal collision that happened shortly after 1:15 p.m. on Aug. 17. Authorities stated the accident occurred on KY-92 West at Oscar Bell Road in McCreary County.

KSP stated officers determined 24-year-old Tyler M. Chitwood of Whitley City was operating a 2007 Yamaha Motorcycle traveling west on KY-92 when he tried to pass a 2010 Sterling tractor trailer driven by 65-year-old Herbert Stevens of Whitley City. According to authorities, Stevens was turning left onto Oscar Bell Road when Chitwood crashed into the vehicle.

Chitwood succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene by the McCreary County Coroner’s Office, according to KSP. Authorities further stated Stevens was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing by KSP.

 


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