A Benton, Kentucky man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Wednesday, June 11 at 4 p.m.
According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, emergency crews were dispatched to the 1800 block of Lovelaceville Florence Station Road East for a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.
Deputies say they learned prior to the crash, 44-year-old Christopher Heffington was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson eastbound on Lovelaceville Florence Station Road East. As he was leaving a curve, they say he drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic where he hit a westbound 2007 Ford Taurus driven by 64-year-old Steven Lamm of Paducah.
Witnesses to the crash told deputies that Heffington was driving at a high rate of speed before entering the curve.
Heffington was treated and taken to a hospital by ambulance where he died as a result of his injuries.
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
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