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Two die in Crittenden wrecks

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

A man and a woman were killed last week in separate accidents in Crittenden.

Timothy Michael Daniels, 32, of Williamstown, died when his motorcycle hit a van head on.

Daniels, who earlier this year had coached his son’s Grant County youth basketball team to an undefeated season, was pronounced dead at the scene by Grant County Coroner Marylee Willoby.

“This was just a terrible, terrible accident,” Willoby said.

William Barnhill, 66, of Crittenden, the driver of the 1998 Chevrolet was traveling west on Gardnersville Road. Police said Daniels lost control of the motorcycle and crossed into Barnhill’s lane.

Barnhill was not injured in the crash.

Daniels was a motorcycle enthusiast and had been completing some work on his 1996 Suzuki. Willoby said he may have been testing the bike when the accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. on May 1.

“His family said that he had bought parts for the bike the day before,” Willoby said.

Daniels died from massive trauma. He was wearing a helmet.

Speed may have been a factor and the investigation is continuing by Kentucky State Police Trooper Chad Mills. Assisting at the scene were the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, the Crittenden and Dry Ridge fire departments and TransCare EMS.

Daniels is survived by his wife, Sarah Michelle Daniels, an employee at the Grant County Public Library, his son, Andrew Michael Daniels, a fifth grade student at Mason-Corinth Elementary and his parents, Michael and Donna Daniels of Morning View.

Funeral services were held May 5. Burial was in the Gardnersville Cemetery.

A Walton woman was also killed last week when her car ran off the road and struck a tree just a few miles from her parent’s Crittenden home.

Jessica Harp Rose, 26, formerly of Crittenden, was driving westbound on Lebanon Road when her 2003 Chevy Malibu ran off the right side of the road before hitting a tree at 1:10 p.m. on April 29.

She was taken to St. Luke Hospital in Florence and later flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati where she was pronounced dead at 2:53 p.m.

Assisting at the accident site were the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Crittenden Fire Department. The accident is under investigation by Kentucky State Police Trooper Doug Carter.

Rose was a fork lift operator for Mubea in Florence.

She is survived by her three daughters, Shelby Rose and Madison and Adriann Faulkner and her parents, Pete and Anna Harp of Crittenden.

Fumeral services were held on May 2. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery in Dry Ridge. For complete obituary information see page 7 of this issue.