The fatal accident allegedly occurred in the overnight hours of June 12, 2013. Shortly after 1:50 a.m., a Chevrolet truck driven by 22-year-old Michael McCall of Cynthiana, Kentucky drove on to the shoulder of I-75 and rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was parked on the shoulder. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of I-75, just past the Athens – Boonesboro Road entrance ramp at mile marker 104.
Media reports of the accident indicate that the driver of the tractor-trailer was asleep at the time of the accident. The Chevrolet truck allegedly caught fire, and Mr. McCall was killed in the accident. There was no immediate report of serious injury to the driver of the tractor-trailer, and the trucker’s name was not immediately released to the media. According to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, Mr. McCall died of blunt force trauma and burns.
Mr. McCall’s father has shared his thoughts about his son with the media since the accident. According to Mr. McCall’s father, his son Michael (also known as Todd) went to church every Sunday and put everyone else’s needs before his own. He was good with kids, and he loved sports. He was always smiling and full of life. He is described as having a “great heart” and as being a “magnet for friends.”
The investigation of the accident was ongoing in the days immediately after the fatal crash, and the cause of the wreck was not immediately known.
Our Lexington wrongful death lawyers extend our deepest condolences to Michael McCall’s family and friends after this tragic Kentucky accident.