FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Trimble County man died Sunday in a crash on Interstate 64 in Franklin County and the driver of a semi-truck has been charged with manslaughter in the accident.

Jeffrey Curtis, 61, of Bedford, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:16 p.m. on Sunday by the Franklin County Coroner’s Office.

The accident was reported at 5:15 p.m. on I-64 westbound near exit 58 when a semi-truck rear-ended a Jeep Liberty driven by Curtis, causing both vehicles to crash into a Ford Explorer. The interstate was closed for several hours Sunday night while police investigated the crash. The tractor-trailer traveled off the shoulder of the roadway into the grass and over a culvert.

Kentucky State Police said 45-year-old Jerry Elder Jr. of Flint, Michigan, was charged with manslaughter and lodged in the Franklin County jail after an investigation determined that his truck hit the other vehicles due to “distracted” driving.

“He was distracted by his phone playing a video mounted on his dash and did not recognize the slowed traffic in time to avoid a collision,” the arrest citation said.

In addition, Elder was also not wearing his prescription corrective lenses, which is required by his commercial driver’s license and medical card, according to the arrest citation.

The driver of the Ford Explorer, Trina Summers, 61, and Elder were both transported to the Franklin Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Upon his release from the hospital, Elder was charged with second-degree manslaughter and additional charges will follow, state police said. He has been placed in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

An investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 12 detectives and collision reconstruction units.

Online jail records do not specify whether Elder has an attorney.

(Some information for this story was provided by The Associated Press)