On May 19th at 9:26 a.m. there was a motorcycle accident on 3980 KY 144, 10 miles south of Hawesville. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Emmick reported that Michael E. Taylor, of Henderson, was traveling east with his friend on his 2016 Harley-Davidson FLH Series motorcycle, and as they approached the intersection with KY 1700, the first rider tried to flag down Taylor due to loose gravel in the roadway. The first rider (Taylor’s friend who he was riding with) went straight onto 1700 and stated when he looked back he saw Taylor had laid his bike down. Taylor began sliding on the side and eventually separated from his motorcycle. The bike slid into the back of his friend. Taylor slid for several more feet coming to rest near the right shoulder of KY 144 East. He was wearing a helmet and his estimated travel speed was between 30 & 35 mph. He was transported by HC EMS to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. His bike had minor damage, and was towed by Bob’s Garage.
Single Vehicle Accident
On May 20th at 10:57 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff Department was notified of a single vehicle accident on KY 662, in Lewisport, 6 miles west of Hawesville. Investigator Sheriff Dale Bozarth reported that Hunter Tindall, of Guyton, GA, was traveling west, and attempting to make a right turn. He was distracted with a personal issue and driving too fast (between 40 & 45 mph) for a road he probably hasn’t been on much. The roadway was not well-lighted, and Estes first hit a tree, then struck a mailbox and went down hill to a 90 degree turn, where he could not make the curve. A field sobriety test determined that there was no suspected use of drugs or alcohol. Tindall was injured and removed from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to Owensboro Health. The front end of Tindall’s 2023 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was severely damaged and towed by Bob’s Garage. A mailbox post and corner fence post on Wayne Estes’s private property in Lewisport were damaged. The investigation is ongoing.