MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (WTVQ) – An Ashland man was killed and his passenger critically injured Tuesday afternoon in a four-vehicle collision on I-75 that led to the temporary shutdown of all the northbound lanes in Rockcastle County, according to State Police.
Investigators say 69-year old Stephen Greene was killed when the minivan he was driving northbound on I-75 was rear-ended by a semi, driven by 61-year old Herbert E. Richardson of Indianapolis, Indiana. State Police say Greene’s passenger, 24-year old Jonathan W. Groves, of Grayson, was airlifted to UK Hospital in Lexington where he was listed in critical condition.
State Police say when Greene’s minivan was hit from behind, it was pushed into the back of a semi driven by 40-year old Brandon M. Sistrunk, of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sistrunk wasn’t injured, according to KSP.
Investigators say after the initial impact, Richardson’s semi went off the road onto the right shoulder and continued northbound, colliding with a semi.
State Police say Leechford was treated and released from Rockcastle County Regional Hospital.
The accident remains under investigation.