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Elsmere man dead following motorcycle-truck collision on Turfway Road in Florence Saturday night

NKyTribune staff

An Elsmere man died in a Saturday night accident involving the motorcycle he was riding and a pickup truck on Turfway Road in Florence.

Florence Police say George T. Russ was pronounced dead after being transported to St. Elizabeth, Florence.

Russ did not have life insurance and a GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family with funeral expenses.

Florence Police released the following statement regarding the incident:

On 04/06/2019 at 8:23 PM, the Florence Police Department received a report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Turfway Road at the intersection of Sebree Drive in Florence.

The operator of the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Turfway Road while the operator of the pickup truck was traveling westbound on Turfway Road.  The operator of the pickup truck was in the process of making a left turn from Turfway Road onto Sebree Drive as the motorcycle was approaching the intersection.

The operator of the motorcycle appears to have lost control of the motorcycle, causing the motorcycle to fall to the roadway before reaching the pickup truck.  

The operator of the motorcycle was later found to be George T. Russ, 37 years old, of Elsmere. 

Russ suffered severe injuries as a result of striking the pavement.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.  Florence EMS transported Russ to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence where he was pronounced deceased.

The Florence Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Team responded to investigate the collision.  Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to please contact the Florence Police Department at (859) 647-5420.

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  1. Lee S. says:

    Who was driving the truck

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