Investigators determined that a Northern Kentucky man accused of causing a fatal crash in Kenton County on Sept. 1 had traces of heroin, Fentanyl and THC in his bloodstream at the time of the crash.
Sanders said his office has alerted law enforcement throughout Kenton County that anyone caught driving after using heroin should face felony charges, even if drugs are not found in the vehicle. Hartsock's vehicle struck a passenger vehicle, which was being driven by Sarah Willis of Bromley, Kentucky, head-on. We just had to figure out why,” said Jones.
“Even though there is no one to prosecute, it is important for the community to learn exactly what happened, especially when it has to do with heroin and drugged driving,” Sanders said. Authorities said Kenneth Hartsock of Edgewood, Kentucky, was eastbound on Highland Avenue in Fort Wright when he drifted into the emergency lane, hit a guardrail and eventually traveled back into the roadway, across the double yellow line, and into oncoming traffic.