A Frankfort man died Sunday from injuries he sustained during a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in southern Whitley County.
Kentucky State Police said Adam B. Hyatt, 38, was pronounced dead at the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was taken following the crash.
Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at Post 11 in London, said state police were called to the scene on northbound I-75 at the two-mile marker about 1:15 p.m.
An investigation by Trooper Matt Ridener determined that a 2018 Dodge pickup truck was traveling north when it rear-ended Hyatt’s 2008 Honda passenger car.
At the time, Hyatt had stopped because of heavy traffic.
The collision sent the Honda crashing to the back of a 2012 Dodge pickup truck that was in front of it.
Cochran said the driver of the 2018 Dodge, who was identified as Robert D. Sturtz, 50, of Churubusco, Indiana, was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health Corbin. He was treated and released.
The driver of the 2012 Dodge, who was identified as Stephen Riggs, 47, of Upton, was not injured.
Preliminary investigation indicates that all northbound lanes of I-75 were slowing or stopped at the time of the collision due to heavy traffic volume, Cochran noted in the release.
Northbound I-75 was closed for several hours as emergency personnel worked to clear the scene.
Troopers from Post 11, Whitley County Sheriff’s Office, Corbin Police, Whitley County EMS and South Whitley Fire Department responded to the scene.