UPDATE: Victim identified in I-65 semi vs van crash

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- UPDATE: 12/.15/16 4:23 p.m. -- The preliminary investigation indicates 35-year old Steaven May of Morgantown was operating a 1999 Dodge caravan South on Scottsville Road. May was making a right hand turn onto the on ramp to Interstate 65 traveling south, when he continued straight through the grass gore.

May traveled into the slow lane on the interstate into the path of a 1999 Peterbilt being operated by 51-year old David Hancock of Greensburg. Hancock’s vehicle then overturned spilling the trailer load of corn blocking all three lanes of I-65. The interstate was closed for 5 hours while crews investigated the collision.

May was pronounced dead at the scene by the Warren County Coroner. He was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the collision. Hancock was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

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UPDATE: 12/15/16 4:10pm - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says all lanes are now open on Interstate 65 in Bowling Green

The road had been closed since about noon between exit 26 (KY 234 Cemetery Road) and exit 22 (U.S. 231 Scottsville Road) due to a crash.

Traffic that was diverted still exists on U.S. 31-W and it will take some time to clear out.

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A semi-truck overturned on I-65 southbound near exit 22.

It appears to be a grain truck, spilling grain over the roadway.

There is another vehicle, a min-van, involved in the crash. First responders say at least one person is dead in the crash.

All lanes of I-65 are shut down. Drivers will need to exit the Interstate at Exit 22 (Scottsville Road) to avoid the scene.

We have a reporter on scene.



 
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