Section of US 68 closed due to deadly crash

UPDATE 2:15 p.m.: The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the people involved in a deadly wreck that shut down a section of U.S. 68 in the Kentucky county Tuesday morning. 

The sheriff’s office says 85-year-old Billy D. Wyatt, of Benton, Kentucky, was headed east on the highway in a truck. A motorcycle driven by 57-year-old David A. Hercula, of Gilbertsville, was headed west on the highway.

When Wyatt made a left turn onto a private road, the sheriff’s office says, Hercula tried to stop his motorcycle, but collided with the passenger side of the truck.

Marshall County Deputy Coroner Barry Taylor declared Hercula dead at the scene of the wreck. The sheriff’s office says Deputy Nathan Maxlow was called to the scene to reconstruct the crash and investigate. 

US 68 between Briensburg Church of Christ and Christian Fellowship School in Marshall County is shut down right now due to a wreck involving a truck and motorcycle.

The motorcycle rider was killed in the crash.

A detour has been set up. Drivers are advised to use caution in that area.

WPSD will have more on this story as soon as information is available.

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