Two people lost their lives within 30 minutes of each other early Saturday morning, one in a motorcycle crash on Cabin Creek Road and the other on Interstate 64 just inside Fayette County.
The first happened around 3:26 a.m. Saturday, when 23-year-old Michael T. Smith of 3081 Mount Sterling Road crashed his motorcycle on Cabin Creek Road about eight miles from Winchester. According to the report at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Smith missed a right-hand curve while riding his 2008 Honda CBR600 motorcycle. Deputies said his motorcycle left the road and entered a ditch before it hit a fence and a tree. Smith was ejected from the motorcycle and struck the tree.
Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. said he did not believe Smith was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. There were no witnesses. Deputies do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.