A 19-year-old passenger sustained life-threatening injuries after a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 75 involving a semi-tractor trailer.
Dry Ridge resident Corbin Adams, 21, was traveling northbound in a 2015 Subaru WRX on I-75 in the left lane. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office reports that Adams stopped the vehicle in the left travel lane over a hillcrest. At the same time, a semi hauling two trailers was traveling northbound on I-75 in the same lane.
The tractor trailer rear-ended Adams’s vehicle in the left lane. The impact from the collision forced both vehicles across all lanes of the interstate. They came to a stop in the right emergency lane, still in contact with one another. BCSO deputies were dispatched at 12:04 a.m. to the 174.9 mile marker on I-75.
Subaru passenger Briannah Pyles, 19, of Burlington was transported to University Hospital by AirCare medical helicopter. Adams sustained non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the tractor-trailer, Larry Cox, 40, of Salvisa, was uninjured. The sheriff’s office has notified the families of those involved.
The tractor-trailer was owned by T-Force Freight Inc. out of Richmond, Virginia.
The BCSO’s Accident Reconstruction Unit is actively investigating the collision. The BSCO reports that alcohol and drug impairment are unknown at this point, and speed is not believed to be a factor. All parties were wearing their seat belts. No charges have been filed at this time.
The roadway remained closed during the entire incident, however, two lanes of traffic reopened at approximately 3:29 a.m., and the entire roadway was reopened at 3:56 a.m.