KSP: Truck driver caught with missing girl from Michigan

Robert Phillips, of Michigan, was arrested on I-75 in Laurel County 10-15-18. A missing young girl from Michigan was in his semi-truck, according to KSP.

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A missing girl from Michigan was found safe Monday night traveling through Kentucky in a semi-truck on I-75 in Laurel County, according to State Police.

The truck driver was arrested and charged with Unlawful Transaction with a Minor and Possession of Marijuana, according to investigators.

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KSP Post 11 in London was contacted by authorities in Michigan Monday evening and told a missing juvenile could be traveling through Kentucky in a semi-truck.

Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers began looking for the semi on I-75.

Trooper Jeremy Elliotte spotted the truck traveling south on I-75 near the 35 mile marker and initiated a traffic stop, according to KSP.

Investigators say the girl was in the semi, unharmed.  Her age was not released.

The driver, 57-year old Robert Phillips, of Michigan, was arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.