Update: Road back open after deadly crash on Corbin bypass

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CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) - The Corbin bypass is back open after being closed for most of the day due to a deadly crash.

Kentucky State Police say they received a call around nine o'clock from Corbin Police Department requesting help with a fatality.

"Troopers arrived on scene, several minutes later. They did discover a male subject deceased in one of the vehicles," says Lloyd Cochran, Kentucky State Police Trooper.

Kentucky State Police say Larry W. Lyle, 57 of Lexington was driving a commercial vehicle eastbound when he was hit by another commercial vehicle traveling westbound, driven by Mitchell T. Shelton, 40, of Williamsburg.

Shelton, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner's Office.

Lyle, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time, was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment.

Corbin Fire Department crews say they are staying on scene to make sure everyone remains safe, due to a diesel fuel and oil spill from the collision.

"The fuel tanks on one of the trucks was leaking, that is where most of the diesel fuel came from. And then the oil, both engines are completely destroyed. The oil is just spilled everywhere," says Aric Young, Corbin Fire Department.

Troopers are still investigating the crash.




 
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