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A two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and pick-up truck claimed the life of a Knott County man on Friday, August 31, 2018. Kentucky State Police Post 13 received a call advising of the collision shortly after 12pm. Trooper Robbie Dials responded to the crash site on Mullins Branch Road in the Kite community of Knott County. Emergency personnel assisted at the scene. The preliminary investigation of the crash determined that 31 year old Eugene Campbell of Kite was operating a Honda CBR 500 motorcycle westbound on Mullins Branch Road when he collided head-on with a 1989 Toyota Tacoma, which was traveling east. Campbell was ejected from the motorcycle and was later pronounced deceased at the scene by Knott County Coroner Jeff Blair. The driver of the truck, 52-year-old Willard Ritchie Jr. of Kite and a juvenile passenger were not injured. Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. Campbell was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.