Motorcyclist killed in Gene Snyder accident identified

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 12 at 3:52 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- One person is dead after an early morning motorcycle accident on the Gene Snyder.

It happened on the westbound lanes near New Cut Road around 3:30 a.m.

LMPD said a man, identified by the coroner as 22-year-old Nicholas M. Jeanes,  was speeding on a motorcycle along the Snyder when he lost control, hit a guard rail and was thrown from the bike. Police also said he was not wearing a helmet.

The coroner said Jeanes died from multiple blunt force injuries.

Detectives say it is too early to tell if drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash.

So far this year, 397 people have died in fatal accidents on Kentucky roadways. 

  • 54  fatal wrecks in Louisville
  • 42  fatal motorcycle crashes on Kentucky roadways/ up roughly 60% from last year
  • 21  motorcyclists with no helmet


 

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