• December 12, 2022

17-year-old Killed in Truck Accident on I-71 in Oldham County, KY

Oldham County, KY -- December 2, 2022, a 17-year-old was killed due to an accident where a truck hit him on I-71, then left the scene.

Investigators said that the incident happened at around midnight along I-71 south in the area of LaGrange.

Authorities said that a 17-year-old boy was with another person when their vehicle somehow crashed and came to a stop in the left lane of travel.

The teenager and the other occupant in the vehicle exited the car and were apparently standing on the median. A semi truck approaching reportedly swerved to avoid hitting the stationary vehicle, hitting the teenager in the process. That vehicle, described as a white tractor-trailer, then left the scene.

The teenager succumbed to fatal injuries due to the collision. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.

Commentary on 17-year-old Killed in Truck Accident on I-71 in Oldham County

It's a small but important step that local news is keeping these details in the public eye as much as possible. It's a crucial step following any hit-and-run incident as it gives members of the larger community more chances to connect the dots and identify someone.

The fact this was a commercial truck makes it even more crucial, as there could be a business that needs to check where one of their employees was the day of the incident. They need to face the appropriate consequences, especially since they could still be putting lives at risk. I maintain hope that there will be a resolution for this grieving family if the community continues to be vigilant.

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