By Jeff Noble / Staff writer
A two-vehicle collision involving a car and a motorcycle Friday has taken the life of a Corbin man.
It happened around 5:44 p.m. east of Corbin on KY 1232, near the entrance to the Tri-County Country Club.
The driver of the 2003 Yamaha motorcycle, Nathaniel Roberts, 21, of Corbin, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the 2004 Toyota Camry was a 17-year-old female from Corbin, who was not seriously injured. Her condition was not known as of Friday night.
According to KSP’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Toyota collided with the motorcycle on the highway. Witnesses at the scene said Roberts was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. However, it was reported the impact resulted in the helmet being knocked off.
The Toyota suffered damage to the front and rear passenger doors on the right side of the vehicle. The juvenile driving the Toyota was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors in the crash, which blocked traffic in the area for more than an hour.
Officer Wendell Hunter of KSP’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement investigated the crash, and was assisted by Kentucky State Police - Harlan Post, and the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, West Knox Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County EMS and the Knox County Coroner’s Office. He is continuing the investigation.
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