Motorcyclist dies in Boone Co. accident

(VERONA, KY) -- A two-vehicle accident between a truck and a motorcycle has claimed the life of a Dayton, Ky. man.

The accident occurred Monday night just before 8 p.m. on Verona-Mudlick Road (Ky. 14).

Richard Hood, 37, was riding a Suzuki cruiser style motorcycle westbound on Ky. 14 and collided head on with an eastbound Ford F-350 truck driven by Tyler Torline, 16, of Union.

Police say Hood was wearing a helmet, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Preliminary investigation reveals the motorcycle was traveling at an excessive speed.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the accident.