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Rockcastle County Crash Claims One Life – 3 Others Injured

Posted on May 03, 2012
A pileup involving at least seven vehicles caused the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 to shut down. The Kentucky State Police confirmed that one person is dead and three others suffered non-life threatening injuries in this massive Rockcastle County crash.

The accident occurred on Sunday, April 1, 2012 around 5:00 PM on Interstate 75 northbound between exit 59 and exit 62 in Rockcastle County. The crash caused the Kentucky State Police to close down the Interstate for three hours, leaving people stuck in traffic. 

According to the initial investigation made by police, three of the vehicles involved in this multiple-vehicle wreck were semi-trucks. Accident reconstruction teams tried to recreate the sequence of the crashes that involved eight vehicles. It appeared that the fog and rain contributed to the crash, but investigators still have their work cut out for them.

Witnesses of the crash saw multiple lifeline helicopters come and go and got a sense of how serious this accident really was. 

Sadly, the pileup claimed one man’s life. The coroner later released the victim’s name as Keith Holbrook, 55, of Beaver Creek, Ohio. Teresa Holbrook, his passenger, was injured and is listed in serious condition at UK Hospital. 

Mitch and Roberta Butler, of Hamilton, Ohio, were traveling in an SUV and were also injured in this Northern Kentucky crash. They were also taken to an area hospital for treatment; however, Mitch was treated and released, and Roberta was treated for a broken arm. 

The lanes were not reopened fully until 10:15 PM on Sunday, as crews worked for hours trying to figure out what happened and as cleanup took place. 

Our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Holbrook and would like to wish those who were injured a full recovery.

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