A truck driver was killed following a Kentucky truck accident on Interstate 75. The trucker’s tractor-trailer crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another tractor-trailer.
The tragic tractor-trailer accident occurred at approximately 11:00 AM Monday, May 18, 2009. Anthony Hill, a 47-year-old man, was driving in the northbound lane near the 14 mile marker when his truck crossed the grass median and collided with a tractor-trailer in the southbound lane. Hill died from “thermal injuries” caused by the cab burning, according to Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley.
The driver of the other tractor-trailer was airlifted from the crash scene. He was reported as being in stable condition at University of Tennessee Medical Center. The driver’s name had not been released.
Witnesses of the wreck said that it was unbelievable and that the tractor-trailer just burst into flames. Emergency responders from Williamsburg and Corbin areas arrived to the scene to help with the wreckage. A portion of southbound I-75 was shut down from exit 25 in Corbin to exit 11 in Williamsburg. The highway was closed most of Monday while the wreckage was cleaned up by crews.