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Motorcycle Passenger Killed in Accident

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

A woman from the Tri-State area was killed in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a woman from Owensboro was killed when she was involved in a motorcycle accident that happened in Hancock County on Tuesday evening, according to police.

Police further indicated that the accident happened at about 5 p.m. along Highway 60 just west of Hawesville. Kentucky State Police say that Charles Campbell Jr. drover the motorcycle off the shoulder of the highway, and that both he and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle after they hit an embankment.

The passenger, who has been identified as 23-year-old Kennah Galloway, was taken to the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville via helicopter where she was later pronounced dead.

Campbell was flown to a hospital in Louisville but he is currently listed in critical but stable condition. Troopers have indicated that neither Campbell nor Galloway were wearing their helmets at the time of the accident.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities, and about 67 percent effecting in preventing brain injuries.
  • A total of 4,295 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2014.
  • During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle related fatalities. 

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