TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Crash on I-75 in Laurel County
Date of News Release: 09/08/2007
(LONDON, KY.) - On Saturday 09-08-2007 at 06:11 AM the Kentucky State Police Post 11 in London received a request for assistance, from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, on a two vehicle traffic crash, with fatally, on I-75 in Laurel County. Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Greg Hill discovered unit one, a 2002 Ford E-150 Cargo van, was southbound on I-75 when it lost control causing it to enter the median. Unit one then overturned ejecting the operator identified as Gregory A. Collins, 29, of Easley, SC. Collins landed in the northbound lane of I-75 and was struck by unit two, a 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer that was driven by Donald E. Roddy, 58, of Dowling, MI. Collins was pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner's Office. Trooper Greg Hill is the lead investigator in the incident and was assisted by the Laurel County Sheriff's Office, Laurel County EMS, Laurel County Fire Department, Laurel County Coroner's Office and officer's from the Kentucky State Police.