Harlan County, Ky. man killed in motorcycle crash

HARLAN, Ky. (WATE) – A Harlan County, Kentucky man was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon in the Sheilds community of the county.

Kentucky State Police officers were called to KY 38 around 5:49 p.m. They say a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle operated by Morrice Petrey, 35, of Evarts, was traveling east when he crossed the center line and struck a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Lloyd Fleenor Jr.

Petrey was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner’s office. Officials say he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Fleenor was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.

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