On the evening of Saturday, April 13, 2013, a violent Bourbon County motorcycle crash occurred that claimed the life of the motorcyclist. According to authorities, this deadly Northern Kentucky accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Millersburg Road.
The Bourbon County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed that a motorcycle and sports utility vehicle (SUV) collided, which led to the motorcyclist’s death and injuries for those traveling in the SUV. According to reports, the crash was a head-on collision that sparked flames.
The motorcyclist was traveling toward Paris on Millersburg Road when he crossed over the center line and hit the SUV that was traveling in the opposite direction. Upon impact, the motorcycle burst into flames. Sadly, the motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries and died in the wreck.
The people inside the SUV were injured and transported by helicopter to UK Hospital for medical treatment. The names of these victims have not been released at this time; however, we do know that a man and woman were flown to the hospital for their injuries.
The motorcyclist was later identified by the Bourbon County Coroner as 51-year-old Randy Baber, of Paris, KY.
Baber was a former firefighter, who retired from the Winchester Fire Department about five years ago. Baber was an experienced motorcyclist, as he belonged to an international motorcycle riding club for firefighters and first responders.
Police are still continuing their crash investigation; however, they did indicate that speed contributed to the collision and that Baber may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
Our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Baber and would like to wish the SUV occupants complete recoveries.