KSP Investigating a Fatal Collision on Natcher Parkway
Date of News Release: 06/01/2016
(HARTFORD, KY) -- Kentucky State Police troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers investigated a fatal collision today on the William Natcher Parkway.
Troopers say the collision occurred just after noon around the 58 mile-marker of the William Natcher Parkway. The preliminary investigation revealed that Gable Andrews, 79, of Chesapeake VA, was operating a 2011 GMC Acadia northbound on the William Natcher Parkway. William Isley, 42, of Lafollette, TN was also on the William Natcher Parkway traveling northbound in a 2009 Peterbilt tractor pulling a tanker-trailer. For an unknown reason, Andrews ran into the rear of Isley's trailer causing Andrews to lose control. Andrews veered off into the median where his vehicle overturned. Andrews was ejected from his vehicle. It was evident Andrews was not wearing a seatbelt and investigators believe speed may be a contributing factor to the collision.
Isley pulls for Time DC trucking and he was not injured.
One lane of the north and southbound were closed for nearly three hours for the reconstruction and clean-up. Some traffic was diverted to highway 69 (Hartford/Fordsville exit).
All lanes are now open. The investigation is on-going.
Trooper First Class Tim Payne and Trooper Adam Wright investigated the collision. The Commercial Vehicle Enforcement; Ohio County Sheriff's Department; Ohio County Coroner's Office; KY Highway Department and Ohio County EMS assisted at the scene.