Saturday, September 24, 2016

Motorcyclist injured in U.S. 60 crash

The Kentucky State Police is investigating a one vehicle, injury-collision that occurred on US60 at approximately the 15-mile marker on Friday at 4:38 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Stoney Knight, 60, of Henderson was operating a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on U.S. 60. Mr. Knight lost control of his motorcycle coming out of a curve. Knight went off the roadway unable to correct himself. Mr. Knight was ejected from the motorcycle and both he and the motorcycle came to rest off the right side of the roadway. Knight’s motorcycle had severe damage from the collision.

Knight was transported via helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind., for treatment. He was not wearing his helmet.

Mattoon Volunteer Fire Department, Crittenden County EMS, Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department and Air Evac assisted KSP.

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash just south of Mattoon on US 60 East Friday afternoon about 4:30pm.

The injured biker was flown by AirEvac to a nearby hospital. No other information was immediately available.