LMPD: Motorcyclist dies on Dixie Hwy. after losing control of bike

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by Alex Schuman/WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 6:40 AM

Motorcycle Accident on Dixie

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- LMPD was called to the scene of a  fatal accident on the 15100 block of Dixie Highway Wednesday night.

Police said a motorcyclist was killed when he lost control of the bike and went into a ditch.

Witnesses said the driver was driving recklessly and was attempting to pop a wheelie just prior to the accident. The motorcyclist apparently stuck a post that was part of a small fence on the side of the road. 

This is the third deadly accident in two days on Dixie Highway. One of the two accidents Tuesday also involved a motorcycle. The other incident involved an elderly woman who was crossing Dixie near Greenwood Road. 

Police said even though this is the third fatal accident in two days, this accident has nothing to do with the road. It was the driver. 

Police have not released the age or the identity of the victim, but said he was not wearing a helmet.

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