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Fatal crash in Oldham County leaves 1 dead, police investigating

Police said their preliminary investigation showed the motorcycle crossed into the oncoming truck's lane and hit the trailer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Oldham County Police Department (OCPD) is investigating a fatal accident that left one person dead Sunday.

OCPD said around 7 p.m. on Gum Street, various emergency services responded to a reported crash that happened between a motorcycle and a pickup truck pulling a trailer.

Police said their preliminary investigation showed the motorcycle crossed into the oncoming truck's lane and hit the trailer which caused the motorcyclist to lose control.

Police later identified the motorcyclist as 62-year-old Joseph Nichols of LaGrange, Kentucky.

Nichols was sent to UofL Hospital where he later died police said.

No other information is currently available.

OCPD asks anyone with information to call 502-222-1300.

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