Barlow Man Dies After Highway 60 Crash
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY - A two-vehicle crash in McCracken County Tuesday sent five people to area hospitals, and one of those people has now died.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, the collision happened at approximately 5 p.m. at the intersection of US Highway 60 and Metropolis Lake Road.

Deputies said a vehicle driven by 90-year-old Ralph Stewart, of Barlow was westbound on Highway 60 when he disregarded a traffic signal due to the glare of the sun obstructing his view. Deputies say Stewart turned into the path of another vehicle driven by 51-year-old Lance Fleming, of Paducah. 

Stewart was taken to Lourdes Hospital by Mercy Regional. Fleming and his three passengers, 16-year-old Adisyn Fleming, 12-year-old Cade Fleming, and 10-year-old Claire Fleming, were taken to Baptist Health Paducah for treatment of their injuries.

Sheriff's officials issued a statement Wednesday morning saying Stewart had died as a result of the injuries he received. 

The intersection was closed to traffic for approximately 45 minutes.

*We originally reported that Lance Fleming had died from injuries sustained in the crash Tuesday, when in fact it was Ralph Stewart who passed away. We have corrected the mistake and apologize for this inaccuracy.


Published 10:16 AM, Wednesday Feb. 08, 2017
Updated 10:18 AM, Thursday Feb. 09, 2017

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