Man dies after hitting 18-wheeler in Mercer County

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.

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.

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