Early morning crash on Kentucky interstate kills Tennessee man
A crash on Interstate 69 in Hopkins County, Kentucky killed a Tennessee man Thursday morning.
Kentucky State Police were called to I-69 just north of the 116 mile-marker around 3:45 a.m.
This section was formerly known as the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, mile-marker 44.
Troopers say 50-year-old Roger Jessee of Lebanon, Tennessee, was driving a tractor-trailer south when he lost control.
The semi exited the right lane and traveled across the southbound I-69/US 41 ramp.
It then crossed the emergency lane, hit a guardrail, went down an earthen embankment, and overturned.
Jessee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say he was not wearing a seatbelt.
An investigation is ongoing.