Two Bowling Green Men Killed in Accident

By: Tamara Evans
By: Tamara Evans

Two prominent Bowling Green businessmen were killed Saturday morning in a motorcycle crash in Southcentral Kentucky.

Around 10:28 Saturday morning 57-year-old Cornelius Martin of Bowling Green, 51-year-old Brooks Mitchell II of Bowling Green, and 61-year-old Charles Leachman of Bowling Green were hit by a pick-up truck while they were riding motorcycles.

The truck was driven by 54-year-old Mickey Mosher of Warsaw, Indiana.

Mosher's truck was traveling north on U.S. 79, when it crossed into the south bound lane, and struck the three motorcycles.

Martin and Mitchell were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Leachman was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee where he is listed in very critical condition.

A fourth rider, Lloyd Ferguson of Bowling Green, was not injured.

Mrs. Mosher was transported from the scene to Logan Memorial Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries and released, at which time she was taken into custody by the Sherriff Department and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.

Mosher is charged with 1st degree Assault, two counts of 2nd Degree Manslaughter, D.U.I. , Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Cornelius Martin owns Martin Cadillac, Martin Dodge Jeep Chrysler, Martin Kia, and Harley-Davidson of Bowling Green.

Brooks Mitchell was formerly in the banking business in Bowling Green before becoming the president of Hancock Bank and Trust in Hawesville, Kentucky. He is the Downtown Redevelopment Authority board chairman for Bowling Green.

Bill Leachman owns Leachman Buick GMC of Bowling Green.


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