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Injury Collision in Ezel, KY

Date of News Release: 04/18/2016

(EZEL, KY) - At 1526 hours on Monday, April 18, 2016 Kentucky State Police Post 8 received a report of an injury collision on Meeting House Branch Road. A tractor and motorcycle were involved in this collision. The tractor was traveling east bound and the motorcycle was traveling west bound. The motorcycle hit the plow which ejected the driver of the motorcycle. Michael P Bates, age 41 of Ezel, KY, was operating a 1997 Honda motorcycle on Meeting House Branch Rd when he collided with a tractor plow operated by Jerry D Murphy, age 77 of Ezel, KY. Mr. Murphy did not sustain any injuries from the collision. Mr. Bates sustained injuries from the accident and was airlifted to UK Medical Center in Lexington where he is listed in stable condition. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Tyler Morris, Unit 649.