Man dead in fatal Laurel County crash Tuesday morning

Published: Dec. 1, 2020 at 8:55 AM EST
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LAUREL/WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Update 3:15 p.m. 12/1/20:

A Williamsburg man is dead after a fatal crash on Interstate 75 northbound on Tuesday morning.

Troopers Kentucky State Police Post 11 responded to a crash between a tractor-trailer and a car near mile marker 28 just before 5:00 a.m. Monday morning

Troopers say a driver lost control of his tractor-trailer on I-75 northbound and hit a 1998 Toyota driven by 58-year-old Justin Shoopman of Williamsburg. Shoopman suffered life-threatening injuries before being pronounced dead at the scene by the Laurel County Coroner’s Office.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected in the crash.

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If you are driving on I-75 in Whitley County, we have a traffic alert we need to tell you about.

Troopers with Kentucky State Police believe I-75 Northbound is closed for at least another two hours, as exits 11-15 are currently closed due to multiple crashes.

A crash also closed the northbound roadway on I-75 near the 14-mile marker in Whitley County.

Corbin Fire Department says that Exit 25 is also closed because of a crash involving multiple vehicles at the Laurel and Whitley County line.

WYMT will keep you updated as we receive more information from police.

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