Lexington motorcyclist dies in crash with minivan

LEXINGTON, KY - A 41-year old Lexington man was killed early today in a motorcycle versus minivan accident on Harrodsburg Rd. at New Circle Road.

The victim has been identified as Frank Short. Police say Short was "outbound" on his motorcylce on Harrodsburg Road and crashed into a minivan turning left onto New Circle Road's inner circle.

Police say a witness told them the car had a green light when the mishap occured. Reportedly, Short was thrown from his motorcyle upon impact with the front end of the minivan. He was transported to the UK Hospital Emergency Room where he was declared dead.

Deputy Fayette County Coroner Sarah Davis said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.


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  • by Tiffaney Location: Guthrie on Sep 10, 2007 at 10:12 PM
    I am very sorry for what had happened. I cry for him and his family ever since that day. I am truely sorry. I am so vesry sorry.
  • by Tiffaney Location: Guthrie on Sep 10, 2007 at 09:56 PM
    I am so sorry. I cry for him every day. To his family and friends, I am very sorry.
  • by adkins on Sep 10, 2007 at 12:25 PM
    The motorcycle has damage to the rear. How was it he ran into the minivan and no damage was to the front of the motorcycle. He did ran the red light, but it doesn't make sense that the damage it to the rear of the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet. I know the family and I have his finance and children in my prayers.
  • by Susie Location: Georgetown on Sep 9, 2007 at 04:00 PM
    I wonder if the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet? My heart goes out to his family, and the woman who hit him.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2007 at 08:57 PM
    Frank was a wonderful dad husband and friend! I will keep his family in my prayers and i hope you will too...
  • by anomonys on Sep 8, 2007 at 05:35 PM
    It wasnt a mini van. The motorist ran a red light at high speed when he collided with a white vehicle. Please keep me updated with this. My heart goes out to his family. Im sorry

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