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KSP investigating fatal Russell Co. motorcycle accident

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Trooper Matt Brumley is investigating a motorcycle fatality that occurred Thursday, November 12, 2020 at approximately 3:47pm on north US 127 near the Russell-Casey County line.

Preliminary investigations indicate that Austyn Deel, age 22, of Russell Springs, KY, was operating a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on US 127 when he attempted to overtake several vehicles and ran off the roadway striking an earth embankment.

Deel was not wearing a helmet. He was transported to the Russell County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Trooper Brumley was assisted at the scene by additional KSP personnel, Russell County EMS, and the Russell County Sheriff's Department.

This story was posted on 2020-11-13 14:50:55
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