Ohio police chief killed in Kentucky wreck www.privateofficer.com
Lexington KY Dec 30 2008
By: Rick McCann
Ntl. Assoc. Private Officers
Authorities in Kentucky said that an Ohio Police Chief was killed in an accident at the I-75/I-64 Interchange in Lexington Tuesday.
Owensville Police Chief Paul Sturgill was hit by a car after he got out of his wrecked vehicle. Lexington police and investigators believe that the 55-year-old was heading north on I-75 when his car went out of control, and he hit a barrier. Investigators say that Sturgill then got out of his vehicle.
As Sturgill checked the damage on his car, he was hit by a vehicle driven by Steven Fitchelman of Kennesaw, Georgia.
Sturgill was rushed to the University of Kentucky Medical Center but police said that he died there of his injuries. Fitchelman was also injured d not report to what extent.
The chief was among four people killed when rain, freezing rain and sleet iced over roadways across Kentucky and snarled holiday traffic.
The 55-year-old Sturgill was returning from Tennessee after picking up his mother to bring her to the Tri-state for the holidays.
Sturgill’s mother, 73-year-old Alma Sturgill, was in serious condition at a hospital in Lexington.
Sturgill is survived by his wife and an adult daughter.
Owensville is a small town twenty miles from downtown Cincinnati.
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