Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Fatal Crash Involving A Pedestrian in Mercer County, KY
Date of News Release: 06/29/2006
(RICHMOND, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 7, Richmond, is currently investigating a fatal collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian that occured on US 127, 2.5 miles North of Harrodsburg. Alfred T. Fisher was traveling North on US 127 when his vehicle struck Marvin Eldridge, age 42 of Harrodsburg. Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was walking in the right Northbound lane of US 127 when he was struck. Mr. Eldridge was pronounced dead at the scene by Mercer County Coroner Sonny Ransdell. The Mercer County EMS and the Harrodsburg Police Department also responded to the scene. Alcohol is not suspected to be a contributing factor on the part of Unit #1. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper Brandon Curlis.