LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Two Kentucky State Police troopers investigating an accident on Interstate 65 have been injured while they worked to clear the scene.
KSP Post 3 in Bowling Green says the were hit on I-65 near exit 58 north of Horse Cave in Hart County around 8 a.m. (Central time) Tuesday. At last report, all lanes were blocked in both directions.
Further investigation by KSP stated the officers had responded to a semi that was blocking two of the three lanes on I-65. The troopers were parked with emergency equipment activated behind a tow truck moving the vehicle.
Around 8 a.m., a Volvo was driving in the center lane when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle then struck both of the officers’ cruisers, the tow truck and the semi it was moving, as well as another semi in the far right lane.
The driver, identified as Maninder Singh, 23, from Richmond, was pronounced dead by the Hart County Coroner.
KSP reported the troopers received minor injuries and are being treated at the hospital.
CORRECTION: An initial report, sent in a release by Governor Andy Beshear stated the driver of a semi truck lost control of his vehicle and struck the cruiser, and the driver of the semi was pronounced dead.
Closer to home, Interstate 65 South in Clark County was closed at the 6.8 mile marker just after 10 a.m. due to a four vehicle crash involving two semi trucks and two vehicles.
Troopers were able to reopen the interstate around 11:30 a.m.
Photos tweeted by Sgt. Carey Huls, spokesman for ISP Sellersburg, showed a number of traffic accidents troopers from his post responded to because of the icy conditions.
Huls urged drivers to slow down.