fatal crash

MONTICELLO – A Berea man was pronounced deceased at the scene of a fatal crash in Wayne County on Monday, according to Kentucky State Police London Post.

According to a release from KSP, 26-year-old Nicholas K. Kates was traveling west on KY 90 when he lost control of his vehicle and ran into a ditch. His vehicle then reentered the roadway and traveled into the opposing lane and struck another 2000 Peterbilt tractor trailer head on.

The tractor trailer was operated by Eric T. Garner, 30, of Chillicothe, Ohio.

A release states Garner was taken tot he Wayne County Hospital and treated for minor injuries, but Kates was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Wayne County Coroner’s office.

According to KSP, an autopsy at the state medical office in Louisville will be performed on Kate’s body.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Post 11 Trooper Dackery Larkey, He was assisted at the scene by Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Wayne County Constable, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, Monticello Fire Department and the Wayne County Coroner’s Office.

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