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Motorcycle Accident Claims Life of Russell County Man

A motorcycle accident around 5:15 Sunday evening on East Ky. 80 claimed the life of a Russell County man.  The victim is Ricky Murray, 56, of Russell Springs.

Russell County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Pritchard told WJRS NEWS Murray lost control of his 2005 Harley-Davidson in a curve while eastbound on Ky. 80 near Wade’s Discount, resulting in the bike leaving the roadway and striking a road sign.

Murray was transported by ambulance to the Russell County Hospital….but soon thereafter was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Mike Reynolds.

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