Thursday afternoon at approximately 1:00 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green was requested by the Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a fatal collision involving a motorcycle. The collision occurred near the 2500 block of Sunfish Bee Spring Road in Edmonson County. Troopers responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Grayson County Sheriff’s Office initiated a pursuit of a stolen motorcycle being operated by 34 year-old Kristopher M. Burden of Leitchfield. The Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputy lost sight of the motorcycle as it entered Edmonson County. An Edmonson County Deputy Sheriff observed the motorcycle southbound on Highway 259 North in the Kyrock area of Edmonson County. The operator of the vehicle made an unlawful turn in the middle of the roadway, nearly striking another vehicle that was traveling on Highway 259 North. The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a pursuit of the motorcycle. The motorcycle turned west onto Sunfish Bee Spring Road where he failed to negotiate a curve and exited the roadway. Kristopher Burden was ejected from the motorcycle after striking a roadway sign and guardrail. Kristopher Burden was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Edmonson County Coroner. Burden was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
The investigation continues and is being led by Detective Michael Waggener. He was assisted on the scene by Brownsville Police Department, Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office, Edmonson County EMS, Kyrock Fire Department and Edmonson County Coroner.