Sheriff: 2 dead after crash that shut down interstate

BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - UPDATE

The person who was taken by Air Care to a hospital after an accident that shut down Interstate 71/75 in Boone County on Sunday has died, according to a press release from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Both occupants of the pickup truck that crashed died.

According to the release, Preston A. Gilbert, 35, and Robert L. Gilbert, 47, both of Glens Fork, Kentucky, were ejected from a truck hauling a boat trailer when the rear driver's side wheel unexpectedly came off. The truck lost control on the southbound interstate and flipped into an embankment around 9:50 a.m. at mile marker 176.2.

Preston Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene. Robert Gilbert was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati, where he died.

Sheriff's officials say it appears they were not wearing seatbelts.

Original Story

One person is dead and another person is injured after a crash that closed all lanes of I-71/75 south Sunday, Boone County dispatchers say.

The crash happened around 10:20 a.m. near mile marker 176.

Dispatch says only one vehicle was involved but the fatal crash blocked all lanes of the interstate while emergency crews responded. An Air Care helicopter also landed on the interstate shortly after the crash.

The extent of the persons injuries are unknown.

Lanes to the interstate reopened around 11:30 a.m.

FOX19 NOW will continue to update this story as it develops.

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