LONDON, KY (July 26, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Lt./Crash Reconstructionist Chris Edwards along with Major/Reconstructionist Chuck Johnson and Deputy/Reconstructionist Brad Mink are investigating a triple fatality traffic crash which occurred Monday night July 25, 2022 at approximately 10:58 P.M. in the southbound lanes of I–75 near exit 38.
Investigators report that apparently a Toyota Tacoma pickup traveling north in the southbound lanes of I–75 collided with a southbound Nissan Altima causing catastrophic damage to both vehicles.
Laurel 911 had received numerous calls of a wrong-way driver traveling north in the southbound lanes prior to the crash.
All three occupants in the Nissan Altima were pronounced deceased at the scene. Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: The 3 deceased victims are all from the Chicago, Illinois area and have been identified as:
- Driver - Kevin Criglear age 25
- Passenger - Alihya Dukes age 25
- Passenger - Deshawn Love age 25
The driver of the wrong-way vehicle – the Toyota Tacoma pickup is identified as: Joshua Poore age 21 of Clovis, California received severe but not life-threatening injuries was transported by Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. This individual is in the custody of the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
Charges are expected on the wrong-way driver and will be posted upon the execution of warrants.
Other agencies assisting on the investigation included: London City Police, Kentucky State Police, KSP/CVE, Laurel County Coroner's office, Laurel County Department of Public Safety, London Fire Department, London Laurel Rescue Squad. Laurel County Sheriff's t. Chris Edwards is the case officer.
Laurel Sheriff's Lt. Chris Edwards continues to investigate.