Driver killed in I-71 accident
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 10:00 AM
The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed when his semi left the roadway on a curve on I-71 and overturned, Kentucky State Police said.
Kristopher Shantz, 44, of Cynthiana, Ky., was ejected from the cab. He was not wearing a seat belt, a KSP press release said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.
The semi, which was hauling mufflers, was northbound on the interstate. Police received a call that it was overturned at 7:37 p.m. Monday.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Jim Phelps is leading the investigation. Campbellsburg Fire Department and Henry County EMS responded to the scene to assist KSP.