Funeral Arrangements for Cornelius Martin & Brooks Mitchell

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, but is showing signs of improvement.

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

Funeral arrangements have been set for Mitchell and Martin.

Brooks Mitchell's visitation will be held Monday at Patton Funeral Home in Brownsville from 5-9 p.m and on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Bowling Green.

His funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.

Visitation for Cornelius Martin will be held Wednesday from 12-9 p.m. at J.C. Kirby & Son in Bowling Green and Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green.

His funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Living Hope.

Expressions of sympathy for Cornelius Martin can be sent to the following:
WKU Foundation/Martin Scholarship Fund
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101-9977

WKU Foundation/Gail Martin Lecture Series
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101-9977

WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
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