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Firefighter Killed in Tragic Northern Kentucky Motorcycle-Truck Crash

Posted on Sep 04, 2012

On the evening of Friday, August 10, 2012, a fatal motorcycle crash in Northern Kentucky occurred that claimed the life of a firefighter. This tragic wreck left the community in Trimble County in shock.

According to Kentucky State Police, Mark Rexroat, 43, was traveling east on Highway 42 on his motorcycle when his bike was hit by a truck. Perry Cook, 49, was driving his truck west and attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Haven Road. However, he turned into the pathway of Rexroat’s bike.

Upon impact, Rexroat was thrown from his bike and hit the truck. Authorities indicated that he was wearing his motorcycle helmet, but he still suffered critical injuries. He was transported to University of Louisville Hospital where he later died. 

Mark Rexroat was a volunteer firefighter with Bedford Fire and Rescue and an EMT in both Trimble and Henry Counties. Rexroat’s wife, also an EMT, responded to the crash scene not knowing the victim was her husband. She told authorities he was driving home after he just had gotten groceries. 

Jeffrey Wright, the chief of Bedford Volunteer Fire and Rescue, told the media that Rexroat will be missed. They positioned the flags at half-staff in Rexroat’s honor at Fire Station 1 where he worked.

Rexroat was laid to rest on Friday, August 17th, following a service at Bedford Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife and will be missed by many in the communities he touched.

Our Louisville auto accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Rexroat’s wife and remaining family and friends during this difficult time.

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