Man dies following I-75 crash

March 17, 2014

Man dies following I-75 crash

Anonymous, Corbin, KY
The Times-Tribune

Mon Mar 17, 2014, 09:40 AM EDT

By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A single-vehicle truck crash in southern Rockcastle County killed one man, injured a teen and left the driver treated for minor injuries and released.

According to Officer Steven Douglas, public affairs officer with the Kentucky State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Paul B. Bushey, 48, of McDougall, Ontario, Canada was pronounced dead at the crash site.

The GMC Sierra four-door truck was traveling in the southbound lanes of I-75, at mile marker 59 just past the entrance ramp from Mount Vernon.

Traffic was stopped for hours and rerouted down U.S. 25 into Livingston and Laurel County.

Douglas said that Anne M. Bushey, 45, also of McDougall was southbound about 7:30 a.m. when she left the interstate, struck a rock wall and overturned, ending up on the driver’s side.

A third victim, a 17-year-old juvenile, was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Her injuries or condition were not known at press time.

Douglas said that neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by Officer Travis Rogers with KSP-vehicle enforcement.

Douglas said clean-up crews worked for hours to clear the crash site and reopen I-75 — which was done by about 10 Friday morning.

Assisting at the scene of the crash was Officer David Burton, the Mount Vernon Police Department, the Rockcastle County Sheriff’s Department, the Mount Vernon Fire and Rescue Department, and Rockcastle County EMS.


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