Names Released In Laurel County Motorcycle Accident

Interstate 75 is back open after being closed for reconstruction after a fatal motorcycle accident in Laurel County.

It happened around 8:30 Thursday night in the southbound lanes near the 30 mile marker just north of Corbin.

Kentucky State Police tells WYMT the driver of the motorcycle Michael W. Hastings, 47, of Marysville, OH drove off the road, struck a guardrail, and was thrown from the vehicle. Hastings was pronounced dead at the scene.

Michael Hastings' passenger, Brenda Hastings, was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment of her injuries.

The Hastings were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Police say the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved.

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