Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Car Accident on I-64 in Shelby County

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October 13, 2011 – Shelby County, Ky. – A man was killed in a single-vehicle car accident on Wednesday, October 12.

reports that the accident happened at about 8:50 a.m. on Interstate 64, near the 34 mile marker. Police said that a 1998 Ford Explorer ran off of the roadway and crashed into an earth embankment. The SUV then overturned multiple times, finally crashing to a stop approximately 50 feet away from the highway.

The Ford’s driver, Matthew Hensley, of Waddy, was thrown from his vehicle as it rolled. Hensley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses on the scene said that Hensley had engaged in acts of road rage with the driver of a red, late model pickup truck shortly before the accident. Though the truck and the SUV never crashed into one another, it appears that the driver of the truck had a part in causing the accident.

The accident is under ongoing investigation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.

As a service to our readers, we will occasionally publish blogs about serious or fatal traffic accidents in our region. We do this to raise awareness of the types of conditions and factors that commonly lead to severe injuries or death as a result of Kentucky vehicle accidents.

Our Louiville car accident attorneys extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends. If you or loved one was mentioned in this blog and you would like for it to be removed, please contact us and we will accommodate your request.