Jessamine County Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

Danville, KY-A Jessamine County man is dead following a motorcycle crash Satuday night in Boyle County. Boyle County Deputy Coroner Mike Wilder says thevictim was 44-year old Troy. K. Hogueof 112 Courtney Dr. in Nicholasville.

Wilder says Hogue apparently lost control of his Harley on a stretch of Ky. 1822 just off of U. S. Highway 150 about 4 miles west of Danville.

Hogue reportedly careened off the roadat a curve, struck a guide wire on a utility pole, was ejected from his motorcycle and slammed into a barbed-wire fence. The motorcycle continued on another 17 feet after the crash.

A motorist eyewitness said it appeared that Hogue was traveling too fast and lost control of his vehicle about 20 yards before the curve in the road. Hogue was not wearing a helmet
at the time of the crash.


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  • by commonsense Location: Nicholasville on Jul 5, 2007 at 12:32 AM
    To all that are SO concern and writing because Troy didn't wear a helmet...he was thrown into a BARBED-WIRE FENCE!...accidents happen...only GOD know why...God bless his family..you're in our prayers....Troy Rest In Peace.
  • by Kaitlyn Location: North Carolina on Jun 27, 2007 at 08:59 AM
    I never actually met Troy, but he was my Mother's Ex-Husband. His Son is my brother, Ryan. This wasn't his first time riding, it was not a mid-life crisis. He had experience on a motor-cycle. STEVE: He was a cars salesman. Rest In Peace.
  • by mel Location: lex on Jun 26, 2007 at 07:11 AM
    TOO many new older riders who jump on a bike for the first time in their mid life crisis and have no training or experience! Helmets, no helmets, it's their choice if they want to die but as far as leaving behind family, who are these riders thinking about??? Check out EKU's course, get a bike you can actually handle, wear gear to protect yourself and slow down. Yes, there will be accidents still, but if you want to think about the family you'll leave behind to miss you very much, think about it when you start speeding on that bike with no helmet.
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Jun 26, 2007 at 06:24 AM
    I am trying to determine if this Troy is the same person that I worked with in Lexington during the mid 90's.Does anyone know his occupation?
  • by It DOES Matter Location: Lexington on Jun 26, 2007 at 06:09 AM
    Yes it does matter how one dies. If a helmet could have prevented injuries to a person's head, that person might still be alive. Yes, the word is "might" still be alive but at least there is a chance. If I rode a motorcylce without a helmet, crashed it and died from head injuries, you better believe not only strangers, but my family would be asking why a helmet wasn't used. Any safety precaution that can be used NEEDS to be used.
  • by Haylee Location: Nicholasville on Jun 25, 2007 at 09:11 PM
    Don't leave rude comments like "not wearing a helment, that explains it all" - think about the man's family before you do something like that. I'm here for you Ryan if you need anything as well as your little brother. Mr. Hogue will be greatly missed by many.
  • by Chris Location: Versailles on Jun 25, 2007 at 01:52 PM
    Troy was a good friend of mine. Regardless of exact reason he died doesn't really matter does it? Should, Could, Would is after the fact. I think we should respect Troy and his family. He was a great guy and friend.
  • by Also Location: ky on Jun 25, 2007 at 01:38 PM
    So many new older riders,please take an msf course,and ride ATGATT,all the gear all the time,IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU,think of the ones you leave to take care of you or leave behind. Respect your ride.some think its cool with no gear,some think its not.I have ridden with no gear in my day and am lots more comfortable wearing the gear,full face helmet and all,half helmets only give you about one third the protection,most head injuries are to the face area.No gear is not cool its stupid,so who you trying to be cool for?If you aren't serious about ridding give it up.
  • by A Dear Friend Location: Lexington on Jun 25, 2007 at 01:38 PM
    This was a good man and know he his gone leaving behind a family that will miss him very much and the only thing that you can say about it is the fact that he wasn't wearing a helmet.
  • by Cathy Location: Elkhorn City on Jun 25, 2007 at 08:08 AM
    I can't believe that the state of KY requires people in cars wear seatbelts(which is a good thing), but allow people who are riding a motorcycle are not required to wear a helmet. I agree with Smith in Lexinton. Bring back the helment law!!!!
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