Motorcycle, truck collision claims life of doctor

July 28, 2016
Photo by Tasha Stewart Kentucky State Police Troopers and Detectives investigate the scene of the accident.

Photo by Tasha Stewart
Kentucky State Police Troopers and Detectives investigate the scene of the accident.

A fatal accident occurred recently on Highway North 11 at Hughes Hill in Girdler. Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan received a call at 2:37 p.m. on Friday, July 22 that a motorcycle driving south toward Barbourville struck a northbound truck. KSP Trooper Wayne Hensley, Trooper First Class Jason Young and Detective Bryan Johnson responded to the scene.


The driver of the black Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Patricia Burke, 55, of London, crossed the road’s centerline into the path of a blue Ford F-250 after having difficulties maneuvering through a curve. The truck was driven by Harlan Taylor, 55, of Girdler.

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