Darren Doyle, story:
A Caneyville man has died and two Butler County men have been arrested as a result of a multi-motorcycle crash late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, according to Kentucky State Police.
According to KSP, On Sunday, May 8th, 2022, at approximately 12:20 am, Kentucky State Police Post 3 was requested by the Butler County Sheriff's Office to investigate a fatal collision. Troopers responded to the scene of the collision located near the 4800 block of Reedyville Road (KY185) in Butler County.
State Police reported that three motorcycles were traveling southbound on Reedyville Road near the 4800 block; a 2003 silver Harley Davidson operated by 35 year-old Teddy Duke of Morgantown, a 2000 red Honda motorcycle operated by 34 year-old James Shepherd of Jetson, and a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle operated by 39 year-old Jeremy Fegett of Caneyville.
Jeremy Fegett passed the other motorcyclists, at which point they lost sight of him, KSP said. Fegett continued southbound on Reedyville Road when his bike made contact with a 2012 John Deere Tractor and rotary cutter implement being operated by 34 year-old Carlos Hopper of Bowling Green, according to police. Fegett was reportedly thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by both Teddy Duke's and James Shepherd's motorcycles. Jeremy Fegett was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Teddy Duke and James Shepherd were arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, KSP stated.
Hopper, the operator of the tractor, was reportedly uninjured, according to KSP.
The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Butler County Rescue Squad, Butler County Coroner’s Office, Butler County EMS, 4th district, Bear Creek, and Morgantown Fire Departments.