Magnolia, KY. (July 27, 2020) Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green received a call of a two-vehicle fatal collision on Monday, July 27, 2020 around 10:00 A.M. The collision occurred near the 12,000 block of North Jackson Highway (US 31-E) in Hart County.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee being operated by 90-year-old John E. Cox of Hodgenville, KY, was traveling southbound on North Jackson Highway. A 2016 International semi truck and trailer being operated by 41-year-old Nicholas W. Shavers of Greenville, IN, was backing into the driveway of a business that is located near the 12,000 block of North Jackson Highway. For unknown reasons the Jeep continued southbound and struck the driver side of the semi’s trailer.
John Cox was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Hart County Coroner. Nicholas Shavers was uninjured in the collision.
The investigation is on-going and being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. Hart County Coroner’s Office, Hart County EMS, Hart County Sheriff’s Department, Linwood Fire Department and other agencies assisted troopers at the scene.
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