STURGIS, KY - The Kentucky State Police is reporting that KSP Post 16, Henderson received a call from the Union County Sheriff’s Department at around 7:40 A.M Friday of a two vehicle collision on U.S. 60 near Sturgis.
The preliminary investigation reveals 32-year-old Benjamin F. Allen III of Sturgis, KY was facing westbound on U.S. 60, backing his 2018 Kenworth tractor-trailer into a business parking lot.
For an unknown reason, an eastbound pick-up truck failed to see the trailer crossing U.S. 60 and drove underneath it.
The 2001 Ford pick-up truck was driven by Adrian D. Vallery, 32 of Sturgis, KY.
Vallery was pronounced deceased on-scene by the Union County Coroner.
The investigation is on-going by the Kentucky State Police.
Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Sturgis Fire Department, Union County EMS, Union County Sheriff’s Department, Union County Coroners Office and other agencies assisted troopers at the scene.
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