Accident

Jan 12, 2013 10:07 AM

Lexington Motorcylist Killed In Early Morning Crash

A Lexington man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle into a pickup truck early Saturday morning.

The Fayette County Coroner's Office reports that 40-year-old Brandon P. Morrison, of Lexington, died in the collision at the intersection of Greendale Road and Leestown Road.

Lexington Police tell LEX18 they were first notified of the collision at 3:42 a.m.

Police say Morrison was riding his motorcycle without a helmet when he went through a red light and collided into a GMC pickup truck that was turning from Greendale Road onto Leestown Road.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to UK Hospital, say Lexington Police.

A reconstruction unit spent the next few hours at the scene of the crash investigating, and have since cleared the area.

Police say a witness confirmed that the motorcylist drove through the red light.

Authorities add that they believe the motorcyclist was speeding, and believe he was riding while under the influence of alcohol.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Morrison are pending at the time of this writing.

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