Florence police ID driver killed in I-71/75 crash

(Source: Florence Police Department)
(Source: Florence Police Department)

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.

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