Lima woman dies in Kentucky motorcycle crash


First Posted: 7/10/2009

ELLIOT COUNTY, Ky. - A motorcycle crash killed a Lima woman and injured her husband Thursday night in northern Kentucky.

According to Kentucky State Police, David Propst, 61, lost control of his 1999 Harley-Davidson as he was rounding a curve on state Route 7 in rural Elliot County. Karen Propst, 65 was thrown from the motorcycle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

David Propst was injured, though the extent of his injuries was not known. He was not admitted to a hospital.

Troopers suspect alcohol to be a factor in the crash. They did not indicate if the couple wore helmets. State law in Kentucky does not require helmets.

The accident happened at about 9:15 p.m.