Fatal crash in Franklin County; coroner to release identity Monday

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- New information regarding a fatal crash in Franklin County from Saturday night.

The sheriff’s office says a motorcycle driver died in the crash on Highway 127 around 8 PM.

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Deputies say the motorcycle and a pickup truck collided head on.

The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead on the scene, but the sheriff’s office says the coroner won’t be releasing that person’s name until Monday because he has to run forensics tests to help identify the body.

The pickup truck driver had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Deputies say speed seems to be the main factor in the cause of the crash.