UPDATE: Man dies from injuries in I-75 crash in Scott County

UPDATE:  Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 11:56 p.m.

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – A passenger involved in a rollover crash on I-75 in Scott County on Tuesday died from his injuries, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Richard Minning, of Cold Spring, died at U.K. Hospital in Lexington.

The driver, Chad Nussbaum, of Fort Mitchell, is at the same hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to investigators.

Deputies say Nussbaum was driving northbound and fell asleep at the wheel around mile marker 123.  Investigators say his 2008 Ford utility truck went off the road, down an embankment, hit a metal sign, ran into a hillside and overturned, coming to rest on its top in a treeline off the side of the interstate.

The deadly accident remains under investigation.

 

Original story below:

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A sleepy driver has left one person with life-threatening injuries, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies say they were called to a crash on northbound I-75 near the Iron Works Pike exit around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

They say a driver fell asleep, hit a road sign, went off the road and flipped.

A passenger suffered critical injuries, according to deputies.

The driver had minor injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

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