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Man dies in fiery semi crash at Woodford Co. rest stop

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Updated: Jun. 5, 2021 at 7:28 AM EDT
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VERSAILLES, Ky. (WKYT) - A man is dead after a fiery crash in Woodford County.

According to the Woodford County coroner, it happened around 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

He said a semi-driver ran into a parked semi-truck in the emergency lane of the I-64 rest area. Upon impact, the truck burst into flames.

The coroner said another driver tried to rescue the driver inside the burning semi but wasn’t able to due to the fire.

The coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The crash caused I-64 in the area to be shut down for several hours while crews investigated.

Kentucky State Police is investigating the crash as an accident.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released as of Saturday morning.

UPDATE 7:20 AM - Most traffic stuck in the westbound lanes have been cleared via the turnaround at MM64, some commercial...

Posted by Woodford Alerts on Saturday, June 5, 2021

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