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Fatal Involving Motorcyclist Being Struck on KY 100 in Franklin

Date of News Release: 08/16/2015

(Franklin, KY) - On Sunday, August 16, 2015 at approx. 2:20 pm the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a call of an injury collision on KY 100 approx. 3 miles east of Franklin involving two motorcycles being struck by a vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Heather Laughlin (48) and Michael Laughlin (48), both of Bracebridge, Ontario were parked partially on the shoulder of roadway standing near their motorcycles when a westbound 2004 Ford pickup being operated by Raymond Kitchens(75) of Franklin struck both motorcycles and subjects.

Heather Laughlin was transported to the Medical Center at Franklin where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by the Simpson County Coroner. Michael Laughlin was also taken to the Medical Center at Franklin for his injuries where he was later transferred to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

Kitchens was not injured in the collision.

The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper Brett Coomes.