Deadly Accident Closes Interstate 75

Both north and southbound lanes of I-75 are back open at the 68 milemarker in Rockcastle County after a deadly accident involving a tractor trailer.

Police say the driver of the truck was 48-year-old Tommy Kelley of London, Kentucky. He was driving for Somerset Food Service. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say Kelley was behind the wheel of his tractor trailer and came upon a non-injury accident just after midnight Monday and rear-ended a Ford pickup truck. The pickup had stopped in the road as a result of the non-injury crash.

Police say Kelley lost control, flipped and hit a concrete bridge overpass. Police say the impact killed Kelley.

A passenger in the tractor trailer went to the hospital, as well as the driver of the pickup truck.

Police closed the overpass, Kentucky 1505, in order to inspect the bridge. It was later declared safe.

Police also had the southbound lanes of I-75 closed until 6:30 a.m. The northbound lanes were back open a few hours later. While they were shut down, traffic was re-routed through Berea.

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  • by Eric Sharp Location: London KY on May 13, 2008 at 07:08 AM
    RIP Tom. We all miss you. Our street won't be the same without you.
  • by John Location: Shelbyville KY on May 12, 2008 at 05:39 PM
    Rest in Peace Cousin..... I hope everyone knows Tommy could have just ran straight through the people all loaded down and lived. 80,000 Tons woudl have plowed the road and killed a lot of dum people on the road BUT Tommy decided to save people.... Which cost him his live.. Rest in peace
  • by Mariah Location: Somerset on May 12, 2008 at 06:49 AM
    awww. thats soooo sad =(


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