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Police identify man who died after Owensboro collision

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 19, 2021 at 8:44 PM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A man died after an accident in Owensboro Friday afternoon.

It happened in the 2200 block of Triplett Street just before 4:30.

Police tell us a motorcycle was headed along Triplett Street and hit the side of a truck that was crossing toward Old Hartford Road.

They say the driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Officials tell us that man was identified as 34-year-old Roger L. Best of Owensboro.

A man who witnessed the crash tells us he saw the truck pull out, and the next thing he knew, he saw it spinning in his rearview mirror.

Triplett Street was closed off by police while they examined the scene. That roadway has since reopened.

We don’t know the status of the driver of the truck at this time.

Police have also not said whether there were any passengers involved.

We’ll keep you updated as we get more information.

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