Lexington woman killed when motorcycle hits deer

She and husband out enjoying the Sunday afternoon in rural Henry County, coroner said.

LOCKPORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington woman was killed Sunday when the motorcycle on which she was riding with her husband hit a deer in rural Henry County.

According to the Kentucky State Police and Henry County Coroner James Pollard, Janet Davis died when the Honda motorcycle driven by Gregory Davis, of Lexington, hit a deer on Harpers Ferry Road near the Kentucky River in Lockport north of Frankfort at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

The preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle was traveling south on Harpers Ferry Road when it hit the deer. Janet Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, according to troopers, and Gregory Davis was airlifted to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Both were wearing helmets and speed was not a factor, Pollard said.

“They were just out enjoying the day,” Pollard said. “But at this time of year, that is a very pad road, even in a car. It’s a highly populated area for deer.”

Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene by the Henry County Coroner, Henry County EMS, Kentucky River Fire Department, Air EMS, and the Pleasureville Fire Department.

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