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Motorcycle accident near Louisa, KY kills one person and shuts down road

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Lawrence County, OH -

Officials in Lawrence County, KY have reopened the southbound lanes of U.S. 23 after a fatal motorcycle accident shut down the road. 

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred in the area of Shannon Branch just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 13.

Elmer L. Maynard, 53, of Debord, KY was traveling south on U.S. 23 when he lost control coming around a curve, struck a guardrail and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

Maynard was pronounced dead at the scene by Lawrence County Coroner Mike Wilson.

The accident remains under investigation.