Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Motorcycle Collision in Rowan County Claims the Life of a Olympia Man
Date of News Release: 06/29/2013
(Morehead, KY) -- On Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Kentucky State Police in Morehead was notified by Rowan County Dispatch of a fatal accident on US 60 West, near Acorn Industry Road. Trooper Mary Drilling and Trooper Michael Wathen responded to the scene. Jonathan E. Elam 36, of Olympia, was operating a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Mr. Elam was traveling east on US 60 when he lost control of the motorcycle crossing the center line striking the guardrail, coming to a final rest on the eastbound shoulder. Jonathan Elam, was pronounced deceased at 5:50 PM by Rowan County Coroner John Northcutt. Next of kin was notified by Rowan County Coroner, John Northcutt. Accident remains under investigation by Trooper Mary Drilling.