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Motorcyclist killed in crash on 42nd Street identified

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died as a result of an accident near 42nd Street and Broadway Wednesday night.

That man has been identified as 51-year-old Kenneth D. Franklin. 

LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell says a car was parked on the side of the road and pulled out to go west on Broadway. The driver didn't see a motorcycle coming when pulling onto the street.

Mitchell says Franklin hit the car and was thrown from his bike. He was taken to University Hospital, where he later died. 

He was not wearing a helmet, according to the coroner's office.

Two people were inside the car, but police say they were not hurt. Police also say they don't expect any charges to be filed.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating.

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