1 dead in motorcycle, truck crash on US 68 east of Draffenville

1 dead in motorcycle, truck crash on US 68 east of Draffenville

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Marshall County Sheriff's Office reports that one person is dead after a truck vs. motorcycle crash on Tuesday morning on U.S. 68 east of Draffenville.

According to the sheriff's office, at about 8:14 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the crash in the area of Marshall County High School and Christian Fellowship.

Deputies say a truck driven by Billy D. Wyatt, 85, of Benton, Ky., was going eastbound on U.S. 68. They say a motorcycle driven by David A. Hercula, 57, of Gilbertsville, was going westbound on U.S. 68.

According to deputies, Wyatt made a left-hand turn into a private drive.

They say Hercula tried to stop but couldn't and hit the truck in the passenger side.

Hercula was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Barry Taylor.

U.S. 68 was closed in the area while investigators reconstructed the crash.

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