Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Cynthiana Man Killed in a Collision on I-71
Date of News Release: 11/06/2012
(Carrollton, KY) -– One person was killed last night (11/5) when a tractor trailer overturned on I-71 in Carroll County. Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call of the crash at 7:37 p.m. Preliminary investigation shows that the tractor trailer, driven by 44 year old Kristopher Shantz of Cynthiana, KY, was traveling north on I-71 when the vehicle left the roadway in a curve and overturned. Shantz, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. Shantz was pronounced dead at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner.
Trooper Jim Phelps is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Phelps was assisted at the scene by the Campbellsburg Fire Department and Henry County EMS.