TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal Crash on KY 181 in Todd County
Date of News Release: 06/16/2007
(Todd County) - Mr. Donald W. Harris was operating a 1996 Chevrolet Astro van pulling a small trailer, Westbound on US68 approaching the stop light at KY 181 in the right hand lane. Mr. Leonard W. Ward was operating a 1989 Dodge van Northbound on KY 181 approaching the same light at US 68. Mr. Harris entered the intersection in front of Mr. Ward. Mr. Ward struck the trailer that Mr. Harris was pulling in the driver's side, ripping the trailer and hitch free. Mr. Harris's vehicle crossed over the left lane and struck the median, which caused it to overturn onto it's roof, where it came to final rest. Mr. Harold E. Harris was a passenger and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Todd County Coroner. Neither Mr. Donald W. Harris or Mr. Harold E. Harris were wearing their seatbelts. Mr. Ward was wearing his seatbelt and sustained no injuries. The accident is still under investigation.