Investigators have released details on the bicycle accident that killed Western Kentucky University’s golf coach Phillip Hatchett.
The 55-year-old Hatchett was fatally struck by a car while bicycling in a group of six cyclists Sunday morning on U.S. 68 in Logan County.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office said 27-year-old Robert Stokes of Elkton, in Todd County, was heading west about 7:30 a.m. when he came upon the bicyclists in the emergency lane, also headed westbound.
Stokes told investigators that before he could check his mirrors to get into the left lane, his Jeep Cherokee struck the rear bicycle, ridden by Hatchett.
Police said Hatchett’s bicycle was traveling on the white line, based on visible tire marks.
Three other bicyclists were injured in the accident – 62-year-old Morris Lynn Kisselbaugh, 28-year-old Phillip Christmas and 26-year-old Patrick Christmas, all of Russellville.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is continuing.