UPDATE: Victim identified in deadly Rockcastle Co. crash
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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