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Traffic Crash in Rockcastle County

Date of News Release: 03/30/09

(London, Ky.) - On Sunday, March 29, 2009, at approximately 8:11 AM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified, by the Rockcastle County 911 Dispatch, of a multiple vehicle traffic crash on I-75 in Rockcastle County.

Upon arrival KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Senior Trooper Craig Reed determined that an unknown vehicle pulling a silver camper trailer was entering the northbound lanes of I-75 at the 62 mile marker and failed to yield the right of way to the traffic flow.

The unknown vehicle caused a 2004 gray Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Eddie T. Price, 73, of Binton, OH, to make contact with a 2002 white Peterbilt tractor/trailer, driven by Michael E. Lynch, 52, of Spartanburg, SC.

The Grand Marquis then crossed the median and was struck in the passenger side by a 2009 gray Nissan Rogue, driven by Brenda Silvestri, 50, of Lexington, KY.

Eddie Price was transported to the Rockcastle County Hospital for treatment of his injuries and a passenger, Ethel L. Price, 72, of Binton, OH, was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment of her injuries.

Michael Lynch was not injured.

Brenda Silvestri and her passengers, Lewis Silvestri, 46, and Kristin Silvestri, 9, all of Lexington were transported to the Rockcastle County Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

No alcohol use is suspected and seatbelts were in use by all.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the unknown vehicle pulling the silver (Silverstream style) camper trailer is urged to contact Trooper Craig Reed at (606) 878-6622.

Trooper Reed is continuing the investigation and was assisted at the scene by officers from the Kentucky State Police, the Mount Vernon Police Department and the Rockcastle County EMS.

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