According to the KSP in Pikeville, the names of the victims in a deadly motorcycle crash from Thursday have been officially released. The names are: James Shepherd, 56 from Phyllis Ky and Geneva Hunter, 76 also from Phyllis Ky. Investigators at Post 9 said the fatal collision occurred on Upper Johns Creek Road in the Kemper area of Pike Co. At 2:47 PM on Thursday, April 12, KSP Post 09 received a call of a single vehicle motorcycle crash with two occupants involved. Upon Troopers arrival it was determined the motorcycle was traveling East on KY Rt. 632. The motorcycle lost control exited the roadway into the creek bed. Both the operator (James Shepherd) and passenger (Geneva Hunter) were declared deceased by the Pike Co Coroner’s Office at 4:16 PM. The collision remains under the investigation of Trooper Mclellan.
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