Kentucky man dies after being thrown from motorcycle in early morning accident

Published 6:39 am Wednesday, June 9, 2021

A Rockcastle County man was pronounced dead by the Lincoln County Coroner early Sunday morning following a motorcycle accident on Ky. Hwy. 643.

Dana Ellison, 46, of Rockcastle County, was traveling eastbound on Ky. Hwy. 643 on a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle when he lost control of the bike and was ejected, according to Coroner Farris Marcum.

Marcum said a nearby neighbor was sitting on his front porch when he heard the crash and found Ellison in the ditch.

Ellison was pronounced dead at the scene at about 1:10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Marcum said drugs or alcohol are a possibility and they cannot be ruled out until the toxicology results are returned.