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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

KY Wrecker Driver Killed In Crash

Our condolences to the family and acquaintances of 69-year-old Donald C. Moore of Campbellsburg, KY, who was killed on Sept. 14 in a crash.

Here's the story from www.courier-journal.com:
A 69-year-old man was killed Monday morning in a crash on Interstate 71 near Crestwood, Oldham County Police said.
Police identified him as Donald C. Moore, of Campbellsburg, Ky.

Emergency dispatchers said the crash occurred just before 10 a.m.

Moore was driving south on I-71 in a flatbed wrecker carrying two crushed cars when he approached traffic that was backed up from construction, said Officer Matt Cornell, an Oldham County Police spokesman. Moore, who was driving in the fast lane, then swerved into the median to avoid hitting other vehicles and struck a rock wall and a tree, Cornell said.

The cars on the back of the wrecker then flew forward into the cab of the truck, Cornell said. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.

The construction was being performed near mile marker 11, and traffic was backed up to around mile marker 12 near the Oldham-Jefferson County line, Cornell said.

The median along that stretch of I-71 has many trees, and only a one-car wide stretch of space to safely maneuver, Cornell said.

The southbound lanes of I-71 were shut down until around 1 p.m., with traffic detoured via Ky. 329 and Ky. 22 to the Gene Snyder Freeway.

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