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Motorcyclist killed in collision

A motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon after a head-on collision on Ky. 1295 in Madison County.

Nicholas W. Cheeks, 27, of Richmond, was attempting to pass another vehicle when his 2006 Kawasaki ZX 1000 collided with an oncoming 2002 Dodge Durango driven by Ronald B. Maples, 68, of Lancaster, Kentucky State Police in Richmond said.

Cheeks was thrown from the motorcycle. Maples, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured, according to police. The accident occurred about 4 p.m.