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Traffic crash on I-75 in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 01/02/11

(London, Ky.) -- On January 01, 2011 at approximately 2:40 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, responded to a six (6) vehicle traffic crash, with injury, at the 21 mile marker on I-75, 4 miles south of Corbin in Whitley County.

Upon arrival officers determined that a white/tan, 2004, Freightliner, RV (motor home), operated by Marvin Jasper, 85, of Lebanon, OH was traveling southbound on I-75 when it struck several vehicles that had slowed or stopped due to a separate non-injury crash at the 21 mile marker. Mr. Jasper and his passenger Ann Jasper, 80, of Lebanon, OH were uninjured in the crash.

The vehicles involved in the crash with the RV (motor home) include:

  1. A maroon, 2005, Chrysler, Town and Country, mini-van operated by Brad Rupp, 46, of Archbold, OH, who was injured and transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, KY and subsequently transferred to U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, KY.
  2. A maroon, 2008, Dodge, Caravan, mini-van operated by Donald Stanley Post, 80, of Woodstock, ON, who was injured and transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, KY. A passenger, Eleanor Millard, 71, of Woodstock, ON, was also injured and taken to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, KY and subsequently transferred to U.K. Medical Center in Lexington, KY.
  3. A white, 2007, Buick, Lucerne, passenger car, operated by Edward Newcom, 75, of Dade City, FL. Newcom was uninjured but a passenger, Sharon Newcom, 72, of Dade City, FL was injured and taken to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, KY.
  4. A black, 2011, Ford, Taurus, passenger car operated by Edwin Black, 43, of Rainbow City, AL. Black and his passenger Eddie Black, 19, of Rainbow City, AL were uninjured in the crash.
  5. A 2008, Ford, Explorer, SUV, police vehicle owned by the Corbin City Police Department which was unoccupied.

Seat belts were in use by all involved and no drug or alcohol usage is suspected.

KSP Traffic Crash Reconstructionist Trooper Craig Reed is conducting the investigation and was assisted by officers with the Kentucky State Police, the Corbin Police Department, the Whitley County EMS and the Corbin Fire Department.

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