Motorcyclist dies in hospital following crash in east Louisville

LMPD officers and EMS were sent to reports of an injury collision on South Beckley Station Road...
LMPD officers and EMS were sent to reports of an injury collision on South Beckley Station Road around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.(Live 5/File)
Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 10:32 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police said a man has died in the hospital after a motorcycle crash in east Louisville on Thursday afternoon.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Thursday night released the identity of the man killed as 70-year-old Daniel Whitney.

LMPD officers and EMS were sent to reports of an injury collision on South Beckley Station Road around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley confirmed. No block number was provided where the accident occurred.

Police said the motorcyclist, later identified as Whitney, was heading north on South Beckley Station Road while another vehicle was heading south on the roadway.

Whitney drove into a right-hand curve and lost control of his bike. He then drove over the center line and into the path of the driver heading south.

While the driver heading south attempted to stop, the front of the vehicle still hit the motorcyclist, who was thrown off the bike and struck the hood of the vehicle, police said.

Whitney and his motorcycle went down the hillside of the road before stopping 40 feet down the slope.

Police said Whitney was wearing a helmet and was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries. He died an hour later, officials confirmed.

Smiley said there were no other injuries and no charges are expected.