MCSO Press Release
On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at approximately 1830 hours, the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle collision on KY 163, approximately 3.2 miles south of Summer Shade, KY. Sheriff Lonnie Hodges and Deputy Logan Richardson responded to investigate.
Preliminary information indicates that Walter G. Sturgill was operating a 1998 Honda motorcycle southbound on KY 163. As Sturgill was traveling southbound, for unknown reasons, his vehicle crossed the center divider line into the northbound lanes. The vehicle continued toward the northbound shoulder when it began skidding. The vehicle then traveled across the rumble strip located on the northbound shoulder, causing Sturgill to lose control. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and struck a drainage ditch, ejecting Sturgill. The motorcycle and Sturgill then came to rest off the northbound shoulder on an embankment. Sturgill was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Sturgill was pronounced deceased at the scene by Metcalfe County Coroner Larry Wilson.
This collision remains under investigation by Deputy Richardson. The Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Barren-Metcalfe EMS, Summer Shade VFD, and the Metcalfe County Coroner’s Office.