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Motorcyclist Killed in Brent Spence Crash

The driver of a motorcycle is dead after colliding with a tractor trailer on the Brent Spence Bridge early Friday morning.

Covington Police report that the tractor trailer continued southbound on Interstate 71/75 and was eventually located in Florence at the TA Truck Stop.

The motorcyclist, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has been identified as Richard Zachary Ackman, 26, of Cincinnati.

Investigators from the Covington Criminal Investigations Bureau and Traffic Unit, along with the Kenton County Police Traffic Unit are working the case and are evaluating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

The crash closed the Brent Spence Bridge's southbound lanes for seven hours.

In a news release, Covington Police identified Jason Alexander, 39, an employee of Old Dominion Freight Line. There have been no charges filed at this time.

-Staff report