Man dies after hitting 18-wheeler in Mercer County

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MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man was killed Thursday afternoon when he apparently went through a traffic signal and crashed into an 18-wheeler.

According to Mercer County Emergency Management, the accident was reported at 12:34 p.m. when a northbound vehicle on Highway 127 went through the signal and hit an 18-wheeler that was turning left onto the U.S. Highway 127 Bypass North.

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The man driving the vehicle that went through the light was killed. He has not yet been identified.

The road was closed until about 3 p.m. to clear the wreckage and clean up a small diesel spill.