Grand Rivers man dies in motorcycle crash

(Filed December 19, 2012) Possum Trot- A motorcycle crash last night at the intersection of Vaughn’s Chapel Road and US Highway 62 in the Possum Trot community claimed the life of Julian Newman, 49, of Grand Rivers. According to a report filed by the Kentucky State Police Susan Barrett, 62, of Calvert City made a left turn into the path of Newman’s 1984 Yamaha motorcycle and he was unable to avoid a collision.

Newman, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle by the force of the impact. According to the report he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marshall County Coroner’s Office.

Barrett was not injured in the collision.

The crash is being investigated by Kentucky State Police Trooper Trey Green. Green was assisted at the scene by Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputies, Marshall County EMS, Possum Trot Fire Department and the Marshall County Coroner’s Office.