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Mercer County soccer coach killed in crash on Tuesday

Mercer County High School Senior Dies Just Weeks Before Graduation
Posted at 10:23 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 22:40:49-05

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) — Mercer County High School Head Soccer Coach Garrett Stark died in a car accident on Tuesday.

According to the Boyle County Sheriff's Office, Stark was driving a blue SUV that rear-ended a garbage truck. The garbage truck that was struck was behind another garbage truck, shielding traffic from the right hand lane. Drugs or alcohol were not believed to be a factor in the accident.

Stark, a native of Newport Beach, California, moved to Lexington in 1985. He was the head coach of the MCHS soccer team since 2013. During a three-year span from 2015-18, Stark led the Titans to the KHSAA State Soccer Tournament three straight seasons.

He was also an assistant coach at Campbellsville University Harrodsburg.

On 02/09/2021 at approximately 1:00 P.M. the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of HWY 127 and Melrose...

Posted by Boyle County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

LEX 18 will continue to update this story as more information comes in