Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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One Dead, Two Injured In Radcliff Accident
Date of News Release: 07/04/2014
(RADCLIFF, KY.) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a two vehicle accident that occurred on Ky. 447 (S. Wilson Rd.) in Hardin County. On July 3, 2014 at approximately 4:30 PM EST, Richard C. Lawler (37) of Eastview was traveling Southbound on Ky. 447 on a 1983 Kawasaki KZ750 motorcycle. Michael H. Friedrich (27) of Renfrew Pa. along with a passenger, Michelle L. Joseph (28) of Fort Knox, Ky. was traveling Northbound on Ky. 447 in a 1997 Ford Mustang. For unknown reasons the vehicle driven by Michael Friedrich crossed the center line into the southbound lane striking Mr. Lawler on his motorcycle. Richard Lawler was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hardin County Coroner's Office. Michael Friedrich was taken to HMH by ambulance with non life-threatening injuries. Michelle L. Joseph was airlifted by AirMethods to the University of Louisville Hospital. KSP reconstuctionist were sent to the scene and the accident is still under investigation. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Radcliff Police Dept, Hardin Co. SO, Hardin Co EMS, AirMethods, Radcliff Fire Dept, and the Hardin Co. Coroner.