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I-64 fatality claims one

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James Long, a former jockey, was driving to Frankfort

By Lisa King

A Frankfort man died after a one-vehicle crash on I-64 Tuesday night.

Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said that James Long, 62, died after he crashed at the 36 mile marker on I-64 at around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Long, who was returning from Louisville, was not wearing a seatbelt, he said.

Long was a longtime jockey in Kentucky and at one time was the only black jockey riding in the state.

He ended his career in 2008, winning more than 300 races.

 

He was the only occupant of his vehicle.