TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Collision on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County
Date of News Release: 11/09/2008
(London, KY) - On Sunday, November 09, 2008, at approximately 1:37 PM EDT the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified of a two vehicle traffic crash with injury on Interstate 75, at the 60 mile marker, in Rockcastle County Kentucky.
Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Detective Mike Bowling determined a green, 2001, Ford, Taurus passenger car was traveling northbound on I-75, when it went out of control for an unknown reason and crossed the grass median. The Taurus then entered the southbound lanes and struck a gray 2002 International tractor-trailer.
The operator of the Ford Taurus Thomas B. May, 20, of Louisville, KY received fatal injuries and was seat belted at the time of the crash.
The front passenger of the Ford Taurus Bradley A. Hall, 18, of Rockfield, KY also received fatal injuries and was seat belted at the time of the crash.
The rear passenger of the Ford Taurus Ben M. Cooley, 18, of Harrodsburg, KY received multiple injuries and was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington for treatment. Cooley was seat belted at the time of the crash.
The operator of the tractor-trailer James A. Donaldson, 51, of Oregon, OH was transported to the Rockcastle County Hospital as a precaution and was seat belted at the time of the crash.
Detective Bowling is the lead investigator into the incident and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Mount Vernon Police Department, the Rockcastle County EMS and the Rockcastle County Coroner's office.