Manchester man dies in crash on I-75 in Rockcastle County

I-75 Crash

MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say a Clay County man died Monday morning in a crash on I-75 in Rockcastle County.  It was one of two early morning crashes on northbound I-75 in the area that snarled traffic.

Investigators say 46-year old Mark Murphy, of Manchester, was driving north when his 2016 Ford F-250 pickup truck dropped off the right shoulder of the road near mile marker 66 and went over an embankment.

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Murphy was rushed to Saint Joseph Berea Hospital where he died, according to KSP.

The accident happened shortly after 9:00 a.m.

It led to a temporary shutdown through that stretch of I-75, which led to a traffic backup.  All lanes were reopened by early afternoon, according to State Police.

The accident is under investigation.

In a separate accident earlier in the morning, State Police say a semi flipped on northbound I-75 in Madison County near the Fayette County line.  Investigators say the driver wasn’t hurt.  The accident is under investigation, but wet roads may have been a factor, according to authorities.

The accident led to a temporary closing of that stretch of the interstate, which resulted in a traffic backup.  All lanes were reopened by late morning, according to KSP.