One dead after crash on I-75 involving semi

One dead after crash on I-75 involving semi
Published: Nov. 21, 2023 at 11:47 AM EST
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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead after a crash involving a semi in Rockcastle County.

The sheriff’s office says it happened on northbound I-75 between the 59 and 60 mile markers, near U.S. 25.

Kentucky State Police say their initial investigation indicated a car driven by 81-year-old John Johnson of Rutledge, TN, was traveling northbound on I-75 when he lost control of his vehicle and veered into the path of a semi driven by 43-year-old William Cronin of Richmond.

KSP says as a result of the crash, Johnson’s passenger, 78-year-old Shirlee Johnson, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

John Johnson was transported to Rockcastle Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Northbound I-75 was closed in that area for several hours while crews worked the scene. KSP says the road is now back open.

No other details about the crash are available right now.

This is a developing story.