Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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KSP Investigates a Fatal Collision in Garrard County
Date of News Release: 06/22/2014
(Lancaster, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is investigating a fatal collision that happened in Garrard County, at approximately 9:00 am this morning (06/22/14).
The initial investigation has revealed that a 1999 Dodge Intrepid, operated by Jerry Florez, 79 years old of Lancaster, was traveling east on Buckeye Road, near the intersection of Poor Ridge Pike. The vehicle drove off the right side of the road and struck a telephone pole, causing it to overturn. Florez was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Garrard County Coroner.
Trooper Kenneth Leavell is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Garrard County EMS, Garrard County Fire & Rescue, and the Garrard County Coroner.