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Magoffin man dies in Hardin Co. wreck


LOUISVILLE – A Magoffin County man was fatally injured in a multi-vehicle crash on I-65 in Hardin County on Friday.

There were two fatal multi-vehicle crashes on I-65 early on the morning of September 27, shutting down the southbound lanes for hours.
The first fatal wreck happened at approximately 1:20 a.m. near Sonora and involved six semi-trucks and a passenger vehicle. 

Approximately five miles from that wreck was another crash, near the 83rd mile marker on I-65. 

Hardin County Deputy Coroner Shana Norton confirmed to Mortimer Media Group that Mickey Williams, 42, of Salyersville, was fatally injured in that crash.

Norton said she had talked to Williams’ wife and that she had told officials he had been at home the night before with his family and he had left early Friday morning to travel to work. She confirmed the company he worked for was out of Memphis, Tennessee. 

She said that traffic was congested following the first crash and Williams was traveling southbound when he ran into the back of a semi-truck at the Upton exit. He was the only occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Kentucky State Police is investigating the wreck.

Mortimer Media Group is told there were numerous serious crashes Friday morning on I-65, but these were the only fatal crashes.

Williams was in attendance Thursday night at the Herald Whitaker Middle School’s Eighth-Grade Football Night, in which his younger son was honored.

His full obituary is printed on page A4 of this week's paper.


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