Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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One Person Killed, One Injured in Gallatin County Crash
Date of News Release: 10/06/2013
(Warsaw, KY) - A Tennessee man was killed when the truck he was driving crashed on I-71 this morning. The crash occurred at 8:32 a.m. at the 68 mile marker of I-71 south in Gallatin County. Preliminary investigation shows that the truck, driven by 51 year old Jeffrey Givens of Murfreesboro, TN, was traveling south in the left lane of the interstate when the vehicle, and a horse trailer it was hauling, dipped off the left side of the roadway. The truck and trailer then came back onto the roadway and jack-knifed before striking the guardrail on the right side of the road. The truck overturned and came to rest on its top. Givens was trapped in the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, 53 year old Tim Taylor of La Vergne, TN, was trapped and had to be mechanically removed from the vehicle. He was transported by the Gallatin County EMS to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Three horses that were in the trailer were also killed in the crash. Both Givens and Taylor were wearing their seatbelts. South-bound I-71 was shut down for approximately four and a half hours due to the crash.
Trooper Brandon Maupin, an accident reconstructionist, is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Maupin was assisted at the scene by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, Gallatin County EMS, Gallatin County Coroner, Gallatin County Fire Department, and Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team.