Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Two-Vehicle Injury Collision on Interstate 71
Date of News Release: 10/01/2009
(Campbellsburg, Ky.) -- On Thursday, October 01, 2009 at approximately 4:06 a.m. the Kentucky State Police responded to a two-vehicle injury collision on Interstate 71 at mile marker 28 in Henry County.
A commercial vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 71 in the slow lane of travel experienced power failure, which caused the truck to come to a stop partially blocking the slow lane. A second commercial vehicle being operated by John Hauser of Akron, Ohio was also traveling northbound on Interstate 71 when it struck the stalled truck and rolled over into the median where it came to rest. Both vehicles involved caught fire as a result of the collision.
Mr. Hauser was taken to Baptist Northeast Hospital and was reportedly wearing his seatbelt. Jeffrey Booth from Kent, Ohio was a passenger in the traveling commercial vehicle and was in the sleeper birth portion of the truck at the time of the incident. Mr. Booth was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt and was also taken to Baptist Northeast Hospital.
The stalled vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the incident.
The collision is currently under investigation by Trooper Michael Webb with the Kentucky State Police. Assisting at the scene was the Henry County EMS, Campbellsburg Fire Department, Lake Jerrico Fire Department, LaGrange Fire Department, Eminence Fire Department, Pleasureville Fire Department, New Castle Fire Department and the Henry County Emergency Management.