TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Collision on I-75 in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 05/12/2008
(London, KY) - On Monday May 12, 2008 at 12:46 AM the Kentucky State Police in London responded to a traffic crash, with injury, at approximately the 68 mile marker, on I-75 north of Mount Vernon, KY.
Upon arrival Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Greg Hill determined a Chevrolet passenger car was southbound on I-75 when it made contact with a Chevrolet van. The passenger car came to a controlled stop on the southbound shoulder on the roadway while the van crossed the median and came to an uncontrolled stop in the right northbound lane. No one was injured in either of these vehicles.
As the northbound traffic was avoiding the Chevrolet van a second traffic crash occurred between a tractor-trailer and a Ford pick-up truck. The tractor-trailer struck the pick-up in the rear, overturned and slid into a concrete bridge pillar. The driver of the tractor-trailer was fatally injured in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County Coroners Office. A passenger in the tractor-trailer and the driver of the Ford Pick-up were transported to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
The names of all involved are unknown at this time and will be released at a later time.
KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Greg Hill and KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Detective Mike Bowling are continuing the investigation. They were assisted by Trooper Fred Pennington, the Rockcastle County Coroner's Office, Rockcastle County Sheriff's Office, Rockcastle County EMS, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and the Kentucky State Highway Department.