TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Fatal Crash on I-64 in Carter County
Date of News Release: 10/18/2006
(Ashland) - Kentucky State Police in Ashland are investigating a single vehicle fatality that occurred at the 178 mile marker on I-64 late yesterday afternoon. Unit 1 was travelling westbound on I-64 when the driver veered off the roadway and struck an earth embankment which caused the vehicle to overturn. Randall Kevin Stemmer, 51 of Lexington, Ky, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Carter County Coronor after suffering fatal injuries from the collision. The cause of the collision is still under investigation. Seatbelts were in use by unit 1 and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision.
Trooper Matt Girdwood is the investigating officer.