An Edmonton man was airlifted to a Tennessee hospital after he was riding his motorcycle and hit by a van on Saturday in Metcalfe County.

Trooper Jonathan Paull is investigating the collision that occurred Saturday at approximately 3:59 p.m. on Glasgow Road at the intersection of Wisdom Road located five miles west of Edmonton, according to a Kentucky State Police news release.

Tyra Cross, 34, of Gamaliel, was operating a 2003 Chevy van eastbound on Wisdom Road attempting to turn onto Glasgow Road when she failed to see a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling westbound, the news release stated. As Cross turned onto Glasgow Road, she struck the motorcycle, being operated by 52-year-old Darrell Stephens, of Edmonton. Cross was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Stephens was not wearing a helmet and was airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt Hospital in Tennessee, where he is listed in critical condition, according to the release.

Paull was assisted at the scene by additional members of the KSP, Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Department, Barren-Metcalfe County Emergency Medical Services, Edmonton Fire Department and Summer Shade Fire Department.

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