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E'town man dies in motorcycle wreck

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24-year-old thrown from vehicle and killed

By The Staff

An Elizabethtown man died Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving struck a car near Sonora.

According to Trooper Ryan Johnson of Kentucky State Police, a 1998 Nissan Altima, operated by Ronald C. Beavers, 55, of Glendale, was backing from a driveway at 871 Silver Mine Road, one mile west of Sonora.

As Beaver’s vehicle came to a stop, to change direction of travel, a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Alan W. Hazelip, 24, struck the passenger side of the vehicle. Hazelip was ejected from the motorcycle and onto the grassy shoulder along the right side of the roadway.

Hazelip was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County coroner’s office. 

The occupants of Beaver’s vehicle were not injured.