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Vanceburg Man Killed in a Collision on W KY 9

Date of News Release: 11/20/2015

(Vanceburg, KY) - On November 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm Kentucky State Police was contacted by the Lewis County Sheriff's Office in reference to a fatal traffic accident on W KY 9, in Vanceburg. Trooper Todd Coleman, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer, Richard Bolduc, Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Lewis County EMS and Lewis County Coroner, Tony Gaydos, responded to the scene. Upon arrival it was determined that Darrell Gilbert, 32, of Vanceburg was operating a 1999, Chevrolet Suburban traveling east on KY 9, when he attempted to pass a vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway. Mr. Gilbert over corrected and crossed into the westbound lane. Mr. Gilbert was struck by Jackie L Sweet. 46, of Maysville. Mr. Sweet was operating a 1998, Peterbuilt semi. Mr. Gilbert sustained a fatal injury during the collision. Mr. Sweet was transported to Meadowview hospital in Maysville where he is listed in stable condition. The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Todd Coleman.