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An Indiana woman was killed in Williamstown following a motorcycle wreck on June 14.
Rodney and Lisa Singleton of Spencer, Ind. were traveling north on Interstate-75 between Williamstown and Dry Ridge around 2:55 p.m. when the back tire on their motorcycle blew out causing Rodney to lose control of the motorycle.
According to Grant County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Maines, the 2005 Harley Davidson hit the center dividing wall and flipped several times.
Rodney was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center by Rural Metro Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Lisa, 47, was flown by PHI to UC with life-threatening injuries, Maines said. She was later pronounced dead.
Neither was wearing a helmet.
Maines said witnesses interviewed at the scene said the motorycle was not speeding, but that the bike started to wobble before Rodney Singleton lost control.
“This is consistent with what he also told me,” Maines said.
I-75 was closed for about 20 minutes to allow the helicopter to land.
Maines said the couple were traveling as part of a group of motorcycles back from Gatlinburg.
“They were the last bike in the group,” he said.
Eighteen people died in 17 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from June 10 through June 16. Through June 16, preliminary statistics indicate that 271 people have lost their lives on Kentucky’s roadways during 2013. This is 73 fewer than reported for the same time period in 2012.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky Stae Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, director of travel and a license number if possible.