Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Fatal Crash at I-75/Clays Ferry Travel Plaza in Madison County
Date of News Release: 09/01/2006
(RICHMOND, KY) - Lawrence E. Stern was traveling northbound on I-75. Lawrence E. Stern exited the interstate at the northbound off ramp at Exit 97. Lawrence E. Stern did not stop at the top of the ramp that intersects US 25. Lawrence E. Stern's vehicle traveled across US 25 and onto the northbound on ramp, where it struck a sign. Lawrence E. Stern's vehicle then traveled through a grassy area where it struck a fence and two concrete walls. Lawrence E. Stern was transported to St. Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, where he was pronounced dead. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Toby Coyle.