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Update: Kentucky police believe debris in the roadway may have caused fatal truck wreck


More information about a fatal truck wreck in Kentucky that killed a truck’s passenger has been released.

According to a post from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the truck was driven by Johnny Louis Curtis, age 57, of Montgomery, Michigan, the trucks passenger was his wife, Lynne Marie Curtis, age 64.

Police believe that the fatal accident may have been caused by debris in the road. Police believe that Johnny Curtis may have swerved to avoid debris on the highway.

“Found at the scene were an engine block, two push mowers, a small John Deere pull-type trailer, and other items. These items look like they may have fallen from another vehicle or pull-type utility trailer,” the Facebook post states.

Multiple agency’s worked throughout the night at a overturned Semi wreck. The driver was extricated and flown to the UK…

Posted by Somerset Pulaski County Special Response / KY Haz-Mat 12 on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Lynne Curtis was killed in the accident and was declared deceased at the scene. Johnny had to be extricated from the truck and had to be life flighted to a local hospital.

“The Sheriff’s Office is asking for any business or resident that has video cameras to check to see if they can identify any vehicle that may have been carrying that type of load. Even if businesses and residents who are not in that area could check their cameras because you never know which direction this vehicle may have come from. The Sheriff’s Office believes that it is possible that if someone lost items from their vehicle, it would have to have been near the time of the accident. Traffic is heavy along Highway 90, so it is thought that the items could not have been there long,” the Facebook post states.

If you have any information on the accident, you’re asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 606-678-5145. You can also visit the Sheriff’s Office website and leave an anonymous tip at http://www.pulaskisheriff.com/tip.php. You can upload pictures and videos by clicking this link: https://pulaskisheriffky.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/fatalaccidentonhwy90

According to Sheriff Greg Speck, Pulaski County Deputies are investigating a fatal collision early this morning, July 9,…

Posted by Pulaski County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Original Story:

Published July 9, 2020

An overnight wreck in Pulaski County, Kentucky left one dead and several injured another.

The truck wreck occurred Thursday morning at approximately 1:00 am on KY 90, approximately two miles west of of Highway 27.

According to the Somerset Pulaski County Special Response / KY Haz-Mat 12’s Facebook page, multiple agencies worked the scene.

When they arrived, first responders found the female passenger deceased. The driver had to be extricated and was flown to the UK trauma center.

A dog was also found in the truck and taken for medical evaluation.

The identify of the driver and victim has not yet been released.


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