Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal two-vehicle collision that occurred on U.S. 60 near Sturgis on Friday morning.
A preliminary investigation revealed that 32-year-old Benjamin F. Allen III of Sturgis was facing westbound on U.S. 60, backing his tractor-trailer into a business parking lot, when, for an unknown reason, an eastbound pick-up truck failed to see the trailer crossing U.S. 60 and drove underneath.
The Union County Coroner’s Office declared the pickup truck driver, Adrian D. Vallery, 32, of Sturgis dead at the scene.
The accident investigation is ongoing by 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.