Somerset man dies in Knox County cycle crash


WOOLUM, Ky. (KSP/WTVQ) – The Kentucky State Police assisted with the investigation into a fatal collision Sunday in Knox County.

According to the KSP, at 3:52 p.m., troopers in Post 10 were asked to assist with a fatal collision in Knox County by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department.

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Troopers report 59-year-old James Howard, from Somerset, Ky., was driving a motorcycle on North KY11 in Woolum when he lost control.

The motorcycle went off the roadway and struck a rock embankment. Howard was pronounced dead by Knox County Coroner’s Office.

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