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Man accidentally killed by tow truck

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Those who knew 48-year-old Mercer County businessman Eddie Goodlett say he was well loved by the community.

On Wednesday, Goodlett, owner of Thurman Goodlett and Sons Scrap Metal & Wrecker Service in Harrodsburg was found dead in his Mercer County home, from what the coroner's office is ruling accidental, and 27 NEWSFIRST has been told Goodlett was working on one of his tow trucks when the rollback fell on him. He died of apparent suffocation.

His family says they hope to carry on the business to keep his memory alive. The family has set up an Eddie Goodlett Memorial Fund at the Main Source Bank in Harrodsburg.

His visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel and his funeral on Saturday.

There will also be a Memorial Diesel Truck Pull at the Mercer County Motorsports Track at 7:00 p.m. on July 17 and 18.


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