Mount Vernon, KY. (February 15,2021) – The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is investigating a fatal crash located on I-75 near the 56-mile marker in Rockcastle Co. Kentucky.
Upon arrival and though investigation, CVE officer Erik Stallworth determined that 39 year old Nathan T.J. Rubalcava of Ball Ground, Georgia was operating a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta north on I-75 when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a 2005 International Tractor Trailer operated by 54-year-old Danny Joe Keller of Fremont Iowa.
Rubalcava was pronounced dead on the scene by Rockcastle Co Coroner’s Office. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected factors in the crash, however hazardous icy roadway conditions is believed to be a contributing factor.
Assisting on scene: Kentucky State Police, Rockcastle Co. Sheriff’s officer, Mount Vernon Fire Department, Rockcastle Co EMS, Rockcastle Co Coroner’s Office. Kentucky State Highway Department. Officer Erik Stallworth continues the investigation.