Two-vehicle fatal crash in Knox County


MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at approximately 8:15 p.m., on US Route 36 near milepost 21 in Monroe Township.

Kelly K. Bush, age 51, of Loudonville, Ohio, was operating a 1985 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on US Route 36. Sherrie Y. Shively, age 46, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was operating a 2008 Dodge Caravan westbound on US Route 36. Bush drove left of center and struck Shively’s vehicle head-on.

Bush was pronounced deceased at the scene. Shively sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Bush was not wearing a helmet and Shively was wearing her seatbelt. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted on scene by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, Mount Vernon Fire/EMS, Fredericktown Fire/EMS, Monroe Township Fire/EMS, and the Knox County Coroner’s Office.

The traffic crash remains under investigation by the Mount Gilead Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.