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Fatal Collision on I-75 Whitley County

Date of News Release: 10/03/2011

(Corbin, KY) -- On Monday October 3rd 2011 around 4:41 A.M. Officer Jerry Jones of The Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement responded to a two vehicle fatal collision involving a 2003 Ford Pick-up truck and 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer on I-75 near the 21 mile marker in Whitley Co Kentucky 40701.

Upon arrival and thru investigation, officers determined that 48 year old Robert Richard Green, Front Royal, Virginia was traveling southbound in the North Bound lane when he collided head on with a 2000 freightliner tractor trailer, leased to USP Freight of Richmond Virginia.

The driver of the tractor trailer, 34 year old Steven Dabbs, Birmingham Alabama, was transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center were he was being treated for minor injuries. The operator of the pickup truck, Robert Richard Green was pronounced death at the scene by Whitley County Cornor Andy Croley.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected at this time in the collision, and both Green and Dabbs were wearing seat belts at the time of collision.

Assisting On Scene: CVE officer Rob Mitchell, Ofc. Eddie Cain Williamsburg Police: Lt. Dennis Foley Whitley Co Sheriff’s Department: Whitley Co Emergency Management Danny Moses: State Regional Emergency Management Director Jerry Rains: Whitley Co Vol. Fire Department: Oak Grove Vol. Fire Department, and Whitley Co Corner Andy Croley. CVE officer Jerry Jones continues the investigation.

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