PRINCETON, Ky. (08/09/2023) – At approximately 3:20pm CT, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 2 responded to a two vehicle collision on Interstate 69 at approximately the 86.7 mile marker.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Erik L Putman, 23 years of age, of Nortonville, KY was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Northbound on Interstate 69. Tommy R Robinson, 60 years of age, of Cincinnati, OH was operating a 2024 Freightliner.
The 2024 Freightliner was having mechanical problems and was stopped in the left northbound lane. The 2014 Chevrolet Pickup operated by Erik Putman was traveling northbound in the left lane when his vehicle struck the rear of the Freightliner.
Erik Putman was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Caldwell County Coroner.
Tommy Robinson was not injured from the collision.
The investigation is ongoing by Detective Brian Graves. KSP was assisted on scene by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, Princeton Fire Department, and Caldwell County EMS.