TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal Collision on US 150 in Washington County
Date of News Release: 02/21/08
(Columbia, KY) - Rita Lawhorn, age 55, of Bardstown, KY was traveling west on US 150 when her vehicle dropped off the right shoulder of the roadway. While Ms. Lawhorn was attempting to regain control of the vehicle, it crossed the center line and struck unit 2, a 2005 concrete truck (in 209184), which was traveling eastbound on US 150, being operated by 42 year old Steven Drury, of Springfield, head on. Ms. Lawhorn was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Coroner. Both Rita Lawhorn and Steven Drury were belted at the time of the collision. Mr. Drury was not injured in the collision.