Near Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Boone Co.

Posted On May 21, 2012

(Florence, Ky.) – A man and woman nearly died in a motorcycle crash on Dixie Highway near Florence on Sunday evening.


Boone County Sheriff’s deputies say Douglas Kraft, 52, of Erlanger, was operating his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle with passenger Connie Lovell, 49, also of Erlanger, northbound on Dixie Highway approaching the intersection with Beeson Drive.


A vehicle ahead of Kraft had stopped waiting to make a left turn. Kraft did not see the stopped vehicle until it was too late.  He braked hard and laid the motorcycle down.


Both Kraft and Lovell were thrown from the bike and suffered head injuries. Neither of the riders were wearing helmets.


Kraft and Lovell were each transported to University Hospital in Cincinnati. Kraft’s injuries were serious but not life threatening, however, Lovell remains in the hospital in critical condition.


The Boone County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the accident.