Fatal crash in Harlan County

Dayhoit, Ky. –On September 30, 2016 at 8:12 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 received a call reporting a motor vehicle collision on KY 3152 in the Dayhoit Community of Harlan County. Tpr. Jacob Spurlock responded to the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2002 Honda motorcycle was operated by Harvey Johnson, 59, Dayhoit.

It appears the motorcycle was traveling westbound on KY 3152 when the operator failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle crossed into the eastbound lane, left the roadway, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle in loose gravels. The motorcycle laid over on its’ right side, skidded several feet before striking a nearby utility pole ejecting the operator into the pole.

The operator was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by Harlan County Deputy Coroner Jim Rich.

Collision is still under investigation by Tpr. Jacob Spurlock.

Also assisting at the scene were KSP Sgt. Danny Caudill, Harlan PD Officer Justin Luttrell, Loyall PD Officer Mitch Alford, members of the Harlan County Rescue Squad and members of Johnson’s Lifecare.


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