A major winter storm is on the way to the bluegrass state. Local high water issues are possible early Wednesday and that will be followed up by heavy snow and sleet. Significant accumulations are likely Wednesday night and Thursday.
A motorcyclist is dead following a wreck on KY 801 in Rowan County.
The accident happened just before three o'clock Saturday afternoon in front of the Cave Run Pro Shop. Witnesses say a Dodge pick-up truck was making a left turn into the pro shop parking lot. The motorcyclist was heading in the opposite direction of of the pick-up. They say it appears the motorcyclist thought he was going to hit the pick-up so he slammed on the brakes and tipped the motorcycle. He died on the scene.
The motorcyclist was identified as 42-year-old Frederick Wilson of West Liberty. Wilson was the deputy warden at the Little Sandy Correctional Complex. Wilson's 14-year-old daughter was on the motorcycle with him. She suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from an area hospital. Wilson was not wearing a helmet but his daughter was.
The driver of the pick-up truck was not injured. No word yet on whether any citations were issued in regards to this accident.
Kentucky State Police are investigating.