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Young man killed in motorcycle crash Monday

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By Becky Barnes

A young Harrison County man is dead after a Monday evening crash in Lexington.
William Chambers, 23, had been taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center following the single-vehicle crash, according to hospital officials.
Chambers was involved in a motorcycle wreck about 7:30 p.m. Monday.
According to Sherille Roberts, Lexington-Fayette Metro Police public information officer, police investigated a motorcycle crash on Brentwood Court near Nandino Boulevard. The driver was found unresponsive and taken to UK with life-threatening injuries.
Roberts said that witnesses told police the driver of the motorcycle was driving recklessly and was not wearing a helmet.
Chambers was taken to UK, where he died Tuesday afternoon.
Chambers graduated from Harrison County High School in 2008. He was employed by Chambers Trucking Co., which is owned by his parents, James and Vicky Chambers.
On Monday morning, Chambers appeared in Harrison District Court on numerous traffic-related offenses from a May 2 high-speed motorcycle chase.
Chambers was allegedly clocked by Kentucky State Police entering Cynthiana from U.S. 27 South at 110 mph.
He was faced with nine charges, many of which were merged.
According to court records, a first degree fleeing or evading charge was reduced to a second degree charge and then dismissed. Charges of improper passing, reckless driving, disregarding traffic device, improper lane usage, disregarding stop sign and failure to illuminate head lights, were merged with an amended first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer (to second degree), all for which he entered an Alford plea.
He also entered an Alford plea, which means he did not admit guilt, but concedes the evidence is such that a guilty verdict would be likely.’
He also entered an Alford plea to a second degree criminal mischief charge.
The judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail probated for one year (unsupervised) with a $250 fine and costs. All were on the condition that there were no further offenses. Also, on the criminal mischief charge, Chambers was to pay $1,000 in restitution to the Cynthiana Police Department.