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Woman dies in Gallatin Co. crash

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

SPARTA, KY (FOX19) - A woman is dead after a tractor trailer collided with an abandoned car in Gallatin County.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning on southbound I-71.

Police say a tractor trailer operated by Thomas Kellett, 58, of Como, Tenn., was traveling southbound in the slow lane when he struck an abandoned vehicle parked in the emergency lane of the interstate. The truck traveled past the car and off the west side of the highway, through a guardrail and over an embankment, then came to rest on a lower access road.

Teresa Kellett, 55, of Como, was a passenger in the sleeper birth portion of the truck. She was ejected from the truck as a result of the accident and pronounced dead at the scene.

Thomas Kellett was air lifted to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

The crash remains under investigation.

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