TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Fatal Collision on US 23 in Boyd County
Date of News Release: 12/07/2007
(Ashland, KY) - Kentucky State Police in Ashland is investigating a single vehicle collision that claimed the life of a Louisa resident. Harley Sternitzke was travelling southbound on US 23 when he lost control of his vehicle. Sternitzke's vehicle dropped off the shoulder of the roadway and overturned over a steep embankment. Sternitzke was airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries. Hensley succumbed to his injuries on 12-6-07 and was pronounced dead by the Cabell County Coroner.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation by Trooper Simmons. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.