Teen killed in Lee County motorcycle accident

(Beattyville, KY) – A teen was killed Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was on was struck by a vehicle in Lee County.

It happened around 4p.m. at the intersection of KY 11 and Shoemaker Ridge Road, just north of Beattyville.

Beattyville Police responded to the accident between a motorcycle and a vehicle.

Police say initial investigation shows that the motorcycle, operated by 15-year-old Jordan Flinchum of Beattyville had pulled into the path of the vehicle, operated by 27-year-old Luke Phillips.

Flinchum was treated by Lee County EMS and was airlifted from the scene.

Police say Flinchum passed away at the Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center as a result of his injuries. Flinchum was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Phillips and other passengers of the motor vehicle received minor injuries and did not require any treatment.

The collision is currently under investigation by the Beattyville Police Department.


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