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High Speeds Likely Involved in Fatal Northern Kentucky Crash

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

A two-vehicle car crash in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky results in the death of a man. The Northern Kentucky accident, which took place along the northbound lanes of Interstate 71/75, occurred at approximately 10:00 PM on Tuesday morning, September 22, 2009.

According to police, Christopher Barth, 32, of Elsmere, was traveling north near the Buttermilk Pike exit when the incident took place, He apparently lost control of his car and struck another vehicle. The report indicates that Barth was ejected from his car and became trapped underneath it when it overturned.

The police report that Barth was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have yet to release the identity of the second driver involved in the fatal crash. However, he did not appear to be injured as a result of the crash and his car suffered minor damage.

The incident is still under investigation by authorities. However, police have indicated that excessive speed may have been a factor.

Commuters in Forth Mitchell were inconvenienced when two of the northbound lanes were shut down for approximately two hours to allow crews to clean up the mess and let authorities conduct their investigation.

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