Semi hauling lumber overturns, killing one in Pulaski County

Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 4:53 AM EDT
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SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) - A woman was killed in an early morning crash in Pulaski County on Thursday.

The coroner’s office has identified her as 64-year-old Lynne Curtis, of Camden, Michigan.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. on Kentucky 90, about two miles from U.S. 27, near Lake Cumberland Pro Bass, when a tractor-trailer hauling lumber overturned.

Chief Doug Baker with the Somerset/Pulaski County Special Response Team said the driver of the semi was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital with various injuries. Baker said Curtis, who was a passenger in the semi, died from her injuries before crews could get her out.

Multiple agency’s worked throughout the night at a overturned Semi wreck. The driver was extricated and flown to the UK...

Posted by Somerset Pulaski County Special Response / KY Haz-Mat 12 on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Baker said first responders saw all kinds of debris on the road while en route to the crash. He speculated the driver of the semi saw the same thing and may have swerved to miss the debris, causing him to crash.

The transportation cabinet said Kentucky 90 reopened just before 7 a.m.

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