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KSP investigating fatal crash in Ohio Co.

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Jul 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 15:19:36-04

A 10-YEAR-OLD WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE OF THE CRASH — Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Ohio Co. Friday.

The collision occurred on I-165 southbound at the 52-mile marker.

45-year-old William L. Sterett III of Owensboro, was traveling southbound on I-165 in a 2017 Ford F-150. Roberto Ignacio Mejia-Enriquez, 36 of Villa De Ayala, Mexico, was also traveling south on I-165 ahead of Sterett. For an unknown reason, Sterett ran into the back of Mejia-Enriquez’s 2019 International tractor-trailer.

10-year-old passenger Issac Sterett of Owensboro was pronounced dead at the scene by Ohio County Coroner Elvis Doolin.

Driver William Sterett sustained a broken arm and was transported to Owensboro Regional Hospital.

Three other juveniles in the truck were injured and transported to Owensboro Regional Hospital as well. One of the three was later flown to Norton Hospital in Louisville listed in serious condition.

Roberto Ignacio Mejia-Enriquez was not injured in the collision. He operates for TBM Carriers, Inc.