Wednesday, November 14, 2012, was a tragic day for one man. According to police, a man was driving his white pickup truck northbound on Interstate 71 when he lost control of his vehicle and flipped it onto its side. Sadly, he died in this Louisville car crash, and another person was injured.
When the driver lost control of his pickup, the vehicle struck the retaining wires in the median of I-71. The truck was then sent back into traffic – spinning – causing a collision with another pickup truck that was also traveling northbound. According to Trimarc, this crash occurred around 6:24 AM near mile marker 7 and the intersection with the Gene Snyder Freeway, north of I-264.
When rescue crews arrived on scene, they took the driver of the black pickup truck to University Hospital for medical care of his non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the white pickup truck was pronounced dead at the accident scene by deputy coroner Larry Carroll with the Jefferson County Coroner’s office. The driver was identified as 31-year-old Kenneth E. Goldsmith, of the 4300 block of Hannah Lane in Louisville.
Goldsmith was driving a AAA Rescue Ranger pickup truck when the accident occurred. According to reports, he was an employee of Rescue Rangers, an independent contractor of AAA.
Northbound I-71 was closed for a few hours after the fatal collision for investigation and cleanup, and investigators are continuing to search for the cause of this accident.
Our Louisville personal injury lawyers would like to extend our condolences to the family of Mr. Goldsmith, and we would like to wish the other driver a speedy recovery.