Officials Release Name of Victim in Fatal Owensboro Motorcycle Crash

Owensboro Police identifying the victim in a fatal motorcycle crash from Friday afternoon.

Posted: Jun 18, 2021 9:50 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2021 1:00 PM

Owensboro police are still investigating a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist and the driver of another vehicle.

Police say it happened Friday just before 4:30pm on Triplett Street in Owensboro.

The motorcycle rider, identified as 34 year old Roger Best, died at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital from injuries sustained in that collision.

Triplett Street at 21st was closed for several hours as investigators worked the crash scene. Old Hartford Road at Pearl Street was also closed as the accident reconstruction unit investgated the fatal crash.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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