Perry County motorcyclist killed in crash with state police car

Kentucky State Police car
Kentucky State Police car Lexington

A Perry County man was killed Thursday when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a state police car on a rural road, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

Douglas Miller, 49, of Dice was taken by ambulance to the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Trooper Jeremy Moore was driving north on Lost Creek Road when his 2011 Crown Victoria patrol car collided with Miller’s2003 Yamaha motorcycle at a spot where the road is narrow and has a sudden right curve. The center line is not visible in the curve, state police said.

A passenger on the motorcycle, Karen Amburgey, 35, of Hazard, was taken by helicopter to Pikeville Medical Center. Her injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, state police said.

Moore was treated for minor injuries at the Hazard hospital.

The wreck happened just after 7:30 p.m. as Moore was looking for an all-terrain vehicle with a reported possible intoxicated driver. Moore wasn’t speeding, said Trooper Jody Sims, spokesman for the Hazard state police post.

Toxicology tests will be conducted on both drivers, which is standard procedure, state police said.