Wickliffe, KY. (January 7, 2021) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are investigating a Wednesday afternoon collision that claimed the life of an Arkansas man. At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Post 1 Troopers and Detectives along with Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers responded to the 3600 block of KY 121 in Ballard County to a report of an injury collision involving a commercial motor vehicle and a pickup truck. Initial investigation shows Larry D. Alcorn, 58 of Boles Scott, Arkansas was operating a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup pulling a goose neck trailer, traveling north on KY 121. Danny Hart, 67 of Hickory, Kentucky was operating a 2014 MACK semi-tractor trailer truck, traveling south on KY 121. For an unknown reason, Alcorn crossed the center line, into the path of Hart and the two vehicle collided. Alcorn was declared deceased at the scene by the Ballard County Coroner. KY 121 was closed for approximately 6 hours.
The collision investigation and reconstruction are ongoing and are being conducted by Trooper Aaron Jestes. Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene by the Ballard County Sheriff’s Office, Ballard County EMS, the Ballard County Coroner’s Office.
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