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Head-on Collision with Motorcycle Results in Murder Charges 


WESTERN Ky.(07/20/15) – The Kentucky State Police is investigating a two-vehicle, fatality collision that occurred in the 5000 block of KY 132 East, on Sunday, July 19, at 5:22 p.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Christopher S. Duncan, 43, Dixon, was operating a 1996 Ford Ranger westbound in the eastbound lane of travel on KY 132 when he met a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle in a curve. The pickup truck struck the motorcycle head-on, ejecting the operator, Johnathan G. Gray, 24, Utica, and the passenger, Paula M. Hamilton, 26, Livermore.

Mr. Gray and Ms. Hamilton were pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster County Coroner.

Neither victim was wearing a helmet.

Mr. Duncan was charged with DUI 1st offense and 2 counts of Murder. He was lodged in the Webster County Jail.

Trooper Luis Palmer is investigating the collision.

Troopers Cody Kromer and Eric Browning, Sergeants Nick Rice and Mike Manzanares, the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Webster County EMS, and the Webster County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.

Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
Posted by J.L. Graham
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