The Kentucky State Police have identified the victim of a one-vehicle accident on Moore’s Lane, three miles east of KY 1194 in Stanford. The wreck occurred around 10 a.m. when Josiah McGirr, 17, of Stanford, who was heading east on Moore's Lane, slipped off the eastbound shoulder, overcorrected and slammed into a tree on the opposite side of the road which came halfway into the passenger compartment.
McGirr, a student at Fort Logan High School, had signed himself out of school shortly before the wreck.
It took Lincoln County first responders 25 minutes to cut away enough of the wrecked vehicle for McGirr to be removed and transported by ambulance to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. McGirr was subsequently transported by ambulance to UK's Chandler Medical Center where he is being treated for multiple injuries.
KSP Trooper Bobby Amon is conducting the investigation.