UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly Rockcastle Co. crash

Published: Aug. 13, 2020 at 7:23 AM EDT
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Mount Vernon, Ky. (WKYT) - I-75 in Rockcastle has reopened after a deadly crash around 5 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the interstate, near the 68-mile marker.

Kentucky State Police say a tractor-trailer collided with a Kia Soul driven by 56-year-old David Thornton of New Carlisle, Ohio. The crash sent Thornton’s vehicle into a pickup truck.

Thornton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Rockcastle County coroner.

The tractor-trailer overturned in the crash. It was hauling produce.

No other injuries were reported. Investigators say drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors in the crash.

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