A 22-year-old Flemingsburg man died in a Montgomery County accident early Sunday morning. Tony E. Wilkinson II was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred on U.S. 60 West of Mount Sterling about 12:12 a.m. Wilkinson was driving west in a 2004 Chevy Impala and was attempting to pass a motorcycle in the same lane. Wilkinson then was traveling into oncoming traffic in the eastbound lane and left the roadway to avoid a head-on collision. Wilkinson struck several trees on the eastbound side and the motorcycle driver continued on, state police said. Wilkinson was not wearing a seat belt. The investigation is ongoing.
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