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Tire blows on truck, causing deadly crash

Authorities had US 460 in Bourbon County closed for hours Thursday after a deadly crash.

A large truck ran off the road while heading toward Paris, after its right front tire blew out. The truck splintered one tree, before colliding with another, where it came to rest. Rescue crews had to cut the driver out. He was flown to UK Hospital, where he died.

Cleanup crews spent hours removing debris, which included what the driver was hauling. Several large tow trucks had to be called in to help with the removal of the wreckage.

Police are not officially releasing the name of the driver. They do tell 27 News First that he owned and operated the company that he was driving for.

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