Sheriff: Alcohol, speed factors in fatal motorcycle crash

Sheriff: Alcohol, speed factors in fatal motorcycle crash

UNION, KY (FOX19) - Speed and alcohol are factors in a motorcycle crash that killed a 35-year-old man early Thursday, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Crews were called to the 7800 block of the road just after 2:30 a.m. after a Boone County sheriff's deputy driving by on his way to another run saw the crash and called it in, a dispatcher said.

Jason Kloeker's 2014 Harley Davidson was westbound when he crossed the double yellow line into the oncoming lane and ran off the left side of the road into an embankment/ditch, said sheriff spokesman Tom Scheben.

The motorcycle continued, hit several wood fences and a tree, throwing Kloeker.

First responding deputies attempted to resuscitate Kloeker, but the Florence man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was shut down for about three hours while authorities investigated. It reopened by 6:30 a.m.

Speed and alcohol are suspected factors in the crash, Scheben said.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Lt. Chris Hall or Deputy Drew Christian at the Boone County Sheriff's Office: 513-334-2175.

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