Truck driver killed in crash with other semi

A two tractor trailer wreck on northbound I-65 late Wednesday night resulted in one death and a road closed for hours.

The Hart County coroner confirmed Randal E. Mitchell, 49, of Indiana was killed when his tractor trailer hit another commercial vehicle near mile marker 59.

Kentucky State Police say Mitchell's J.B. Hunt truck failed to slow down after the vehicle ahead of him stopped for construction work.

He says the person in the first vehicle left the scene unharmed.

Shortly after the collision occured, northbound I-65 was blocked off... resulting in over ten miles of backed up traffic well into Thursday morning.


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