THP Revises Report On Fatal I65 Crash That Killed Three

THP Revises Report On Fatal I65 Crash That Killed Three

ROBERTSON COUNTY (Smokey Barn News) – The THP is revising their report on the fatal I65 crash that claimed the lives of three Kentuckians Friday night.

The crash occurred around 6 PM just inside the Tennessee border from Kentucky near mile marker 117 at the top of the county.  (Location of crash) According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash took the lives of  53-year-old Shirley Posey of Bowling Green, KY,  53-year-old Robin Denise Cofer of Bowling Green, KY, and 58-year-old Michael Ray Posey of Russellville, KY.

According to the THP’s preliminary report, the crash involved a 2015 Nissan Versa and two tractor-trailers.  The Nissan Versa (with three onboard) was traveling south on I-65 in the lane closest to the median when it was impacted in the rear by a tractor-trailer, the THP said.

The impact caused the Nissan to leave the roadway (left) into the median cutting-through to the northbound lanes of I-65 where it impacted another tractor-trailer head-on.

Now, after further investigation, THP investigators have determined that the driver of the Nissan Versa abruptly applied the brakes in order to pull into the median to cross over on I-65. A tractor-trailer behind the Nissan attempted to stop but was unable to.

According to the THP, due to the Nissan’s “abrupt brake application,” the driver of the tractor-trailer was not able to avoid the collision and struck the vehicle in the rear triggering the fatal crash.

The driver of the first tractor-trailer was injured in the crash and transported to a local hospital. The driver of the second tractor-trailer was not injured.

All occupants in Nissan were pronounced deceased at the scene.

No charges have been filed against anyone involved in the crash.

Robertson County Emergency Medical Services, Cross Plains Rescue, Air EVAC Life Team and the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency were called to the scene.

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