On May 25th, EdmonsonVoice.com published a story regarding the fatal motorcycle accident that claimed the life of Joe Cash, 54, of Smiths Grove. Our policy is now, and has always been, to handle these types of stories with great care and respect. Our goal is to bring you fast, but accurate news and information that can be verified by official sources. Our original story was written based on the facts of the case presented to us at that time, along with personal interviews with the investigating police agency.
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We have just received the following official statement from The Edmonson County Sheriff.
On May 23rd, 2015, The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office responded to a traffic accident involving Mrs. Debra Thomason, age 55, from Cave City, and Mr. Joe Cash, age 54, from Smiths Grove. Thomason was driving a 2003 Mercury, while Cash was riding a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Mr. Cash died as a result of the injuries sustained from this crash. I know that Mr. Cash's family and friends are grieving the loss of their loved one, and I also know that Mrs. Thomason has suffered greatly from being involved in this tragedy. Deputy Stoney Phillips, who worked this accident, has tirelessly pored over the facts of this accident, and has obtained medical records and vehicle data from Mrs. Thomason's car. I expect the final report on this accident to be concluded over the weekend, and it will be released as soon as possible. We have reached out to the Kentucky State Police to utilize their crash analysis team, so an independent agency can ensure that we didn't fail to gather all possible information. We also will be consulting with our Commonwealth Attorney's office to determine if they believe a crime was committed and how to further proceed. At this time, we ask for patience and understanding as we diligently investigate this collision. We, as a police agency, never want to rush to judgement, and this matter is no different. Both Mr. Cash's family, and the Thomason family deserve a complete and comprehensive investigation, and we will deliver that for them.
Shane A. Doyle
Edmonson County Sheriff