A Johnson Co man was killed Wednesday evening following single car crash near the intersection of U.S. 23 and state Route 645 in Lawrence Co.
According to the Kentucky State Police, the crash happened just before 10:30 PM Wednesday when the operator of the vehicle, identified as William Rice, 56, of Wittensville, reportedly drove through a stop sign at the junction of U.S. 23 and went across four lanes of traffic and hit an earthen embankment before colliding with a hillside near the southbound lanes of U.S. 23.
Troopers said the vehicle overturned and came to a final rest.
Rice was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lawrence Co Coroner’s Office.
No other vehicles or people were involved in the accident.