A fiery crash on I-75 killed one man and shut down the highway for hours.
It happened just before 5:00PM in the northbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 49, near the Laurel-Rockcastle county line.
Police say for some reason a semi ran off the road, then slid along the rock wall before it burst into flames.
The driver, who police say is from Michigan, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dozens of crates of refrigerated Tyson chicken spilled all over the road.
Police say there were no witnesses to the crash. They are still investigating.

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  • by Santia' Location: Columbus Ohio/Benton Harbor Michigan on Sep 26, 2007 at 07:22 PM
    Praise the Lord! I want to come on and say thank you for your prayers and also some people are ignorant and some are just plain stupid. An ignorant person is someone that does'nt know. Tator it sounds like you know so what does that say about you? I am the eldest child of the driver. Greg was a SAVED, REDEEMED man of GOD. VERY ANNOINTED,CARING, and LOVING. I had just spoken with my father a week before this and had just said I needed to call the day before. I forgot and didnt. I wish I could have my father back. He loved driving trucks! He lived for it and now he died doing it. I havent had time to mourn dealing with the arrangments and things like that. He had one living parent and 2 other children besides me. I want to thank all of you that came to help my father. I'm sure if you could you would have gotten him out alive. It wasn't GODS plan for him to make it. My peace comes from knowing that he's saved,now he's resting in heaven looking on us with his big smile! GOD BLESS
  • by gail Location: richmond on Sep 20, 2007 at 03:18 AM
    Thank You wkyt for removing the 1st comment. And to Tater Tot, Yes people do die everyday, but we should not make fun of it. This is someone's loved one. To the family, May God strenghten you in your time of sorrow.
  • by tater tot Location: flemingsburg on Sep 19, 2007 at 08:22 AM
    people die all the time
  • by CC Location: Richmond on Sep 19, 2007 at 07:47 AM
    Amen, Gail...jokes are not funny unless everyone can laugh. I think an apology is in order Mr. Lexington. I drove south by there about an hr. after it happened. I'm so proud that so many people responded to help. My hat is off to all the fire crews, police officers, ems workers, and even the highway dept. Your work is so special and goes without the recognition your deserve. God bless you all and to the family of the driver.
  • by glenn Location: lexington on Sep 19, 2007 at 07:37 AM
    It is impossible that there were no witnesses to this wreck at 5:00 pm on I-75. It means that no witnesses cared enough to stop and get involved!!!


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