Victim Identified in Fatal Moped Accident

Fatal Crash victim in critical condition

One person is dead after a pickup truck hit a moped on Monday afternoon in downtown Owensboro. It happened just after 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Locust St. and 4th St.

Owensboro Police say a truck was turning onto 4th St., when it hit the moped. Both vehicles were in the same lane, but the truck switched to avoid traffic barrels.

OPD has identified the victim as 60-year-old Dennis Kriesle.

The intersection was closed for nearly two hours while police were on scene. Police say the victim, who’s name hasn’t been relased yet, wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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