UPDATED: Woman Behind Bars After Motorcycle Rider Dies in Accident

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin
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UPDATED 5:17 PM -- WBKO reached out to the family of Alex Harkins who understandably wants privacy at this time.

Harkins' former teacher at Greenwood High School contacted WBKO.

She said Alex was an exceptional student and a responsible young man who his family loved very much.


An 18-year-old is dead after a late night accident in Bowling Green.

Now police say the other driver is being charged with his death and that she was driving drunk with children in the car.

About 11:00 pm last night, police say an SUV coming from Cave Mill Road hit a motorcycle as it was turning left onto Scottsville Road from Shive Lane.

Officials say the motorcycle driver, Alexander Harkins, 18, from Alvaton was taken to the hospital where he died.

Police say Kathy Keller, 28, from Bowling Green was driving the SUV.

Keller told police she did not see the motorcycle using a turn signal before the crash.

Witnesses told police it looked like Keller was speeding and made no attempt to stop.

Police say Keller's two daughters were also in the car, but they were not injured.

Keller was not hurt, but she's facing serious charges.

She in being held in jail on a $250,000 bond on manslaughter, wanton endangerment, and DUI charges.


Police say Alexander Harkins, 18, of Alvaton died in this crash.

He was the driver of the motorcycle.


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- A man is dead after an overnight accident in Bowling Green.

About 11 o'clock Wednesday night, police said an SUV coming from Cave Mill Road hit a motorcycle as it was turning left onto Scottsville Road from Shive Lane.

Officials said the motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Police said 28-year-old Kathy Keller was driving the SUV and had no injuries, but she is facing charges.

Police do not know the identity of the motorcycle rider at this time.

We'll continue to update the story as more information becomes available.


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