UPDATE: Victim of fatal U.S. 27 Nicholasville accident identified

UPDATE POSTED SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 AT 11:03 A.M.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The victim of a fatal accident on U.S. 27 in Nicholasville has been identified.

According to Jessamine County Coroner Michael Hughes, Bennie Gerald Shelton, 58, of Lincoln County was pronounced dead at 1:56 p.m.

The cause of death was multiple blunt force traumas.

Services for Shelton will be conducted by the Barnett, Demrow & Friend Funeral Home in Waynesburg.

UPDATE POSTED SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 AT 3:42 P.M.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – More details have emerged regarding the fatal accident that happened Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 27 in Nicholasville.

An older Jessamine County woman driving a Ford Edge was traveling southbound on U.S. 27 and was turning left onto Keene Center Drive. At the same time an 18-wheeler cattle truck with two occupants from Lincoln County with no cattle inside was driving northbound on the four-lane divided highway.

Police said they do not know who had the right away when the car was hit by the truck.

The truck went into the ditch, the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown out of the truck and died. The passenger got control of the truck and brought it back onto the road, crossing the two northbound lanes and ending up on the median.

The driver of the Ford Edge was injured and the passenger of the truck was not.

Nicholasville Police are investigating the accident.

The road is anticipated to reopen by 5 p.m.

UPDATE POSTED SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 AT 2:26 P.M.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A driver has died in a fatal accident on U.S. 27 in Nicholasville.

According to the Nicholasville Police Department, one driver was turning onto Keene Center Drive when they were hit by a semi-truck heading north.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED SEPTEMBER 1, 2021 AT 1:55 P.M.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A serious traffic accident has part of U.S. 27 in Nicholasville closed and traffic being diverted.

The accident happened about 1 p.m. between KY 169 and Etter Drive, according to police.

Officers say the road will be closed and traffic diverted possibly for several hours as the Collision Reconstruction Unit works the crash.

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