Winchester teen dies after being struck by car Saturday

Published 11:45 am Monday, May 1, 2023

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A Winchester teen is dead after being hit by a car Saturday evening.

According to Clark County Coroner Neal Oliver, 14-year-old Johnathan Eugene “Jeb” Bridgeman was struck by a vehicle at 8:45 p.m. at the cross-section of Bypass Road and Redwing Drive. Bridgeman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The north and south-bound lanes of Bypass Road were shut down for several hours while emergency personnel worked the scene but reopened later Saturday night.

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Currently, no further details have been provided by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

The incident is still under investigation by the Winchester Police Department.

According to his obituary, Bridgeman was a freshman in high school, a cadet with The Kentucky Wing of Civil Air Patrol and an active member of the Beit Minorah Messianic Congregation’s youth group.  He played violin, acted in dramas, was a nationally-ranked Rubix cube competitor and earned a black belt in Taekwondo.

The obituary states that Bridgeman is survived by his parents William Gregg and Hallee Poe Bridgeman, as well as siblings Kaylee Besten of Lexington and Scott Bridgeman of Winchester and a larger extended family.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Pritchard Chapel, 8th Armored Division Drive in Fort Knox, according to the obituary.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bridgeman’s name to the Fort Knox Club Beyond ministry at: