BOONE CO., KY (FOX19) - One person was killed in a crash involving a semi tractor-trailer and a car on southbound Interstate 71/75 near the split late Thursday, Florence police said.
Traffic backed up for hours while crews responded to the incident near a rest stop about 7:30 p.m., they said.
Witnesses told police a Toyota Camry was weaving on the highway before striking a parked tractor-trailer from behind. The trailer was parked on the right shoulder due to a mechanical issue.
The driver of the Camry, identified as 27-year-old Kyle Lafferty, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
Florence police are still investigating the crash.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Florence Police Department.