A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed Tuesday night in a crash on South Upper Street between Bolivar and Scott streets in Lexington near the University of Kentucky campus.
Shayn Elexendere, of Berea, died at 9:57 p.m., according to the Fayette County coroner. Elexendere was a military veteran and a UK nursing student, university spokesman Jay Blanton said.
Elexendere’s son, Shepard “Shep” Euston Elexendere, 2, died in November 2015.
Writing in a public Facebook post about his son, Elexendere said “beyond his two years, he was a happy, happy boy, who laughed before he ever cooed, babbled or even really cried.”
A witness told police that Elexendere was riding through a curve about 9:30 p.m. and lost control; the motorcycle left the road and struck a low wall, police Lt. Andrew Daugherty told the Herald-Leader on Tuesday.
Elexendere was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he died, police Lt. Richard Willoby said.
A portion of South Upper Street was closed while a collision reconstruction unit investigated the crash, Daugherty said.