Semi driver dies in fiery crash on I-71

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Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 10:49 AM EST
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CARROLLTON, Ky. (WAVE) – The driver of a semi truck was found dead inside his vehicle after it overturned and caught on fire.

The crash was reported in the southbound lanes of Interstate 71 near the 47 mile marker on Wednesday, according to Kentucky State Police.

When troopers arrived, the semi was fully engulfed in flames.

Once the flames were out, the driver, identified as Darren Montgomery, 50, of Louisville, Kentucky, was found dead inside the truck.

KSP said the semi hit a bridge rail before it overturned and caught on fire.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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