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Fatal on KY 569 Involving a Propane Truck

Date of News Release: 07/26/2016

Munfordville, KY (July 26, 2016) - The Kentucky State Police received a report of an injury collision this morning at approx. 8:40 am on KY 569 Powder Mill Road in Hart County involving a commercial propane truck.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Joseph Carter (42) of Cave City was operating a 2000 Freightliner propane truck and was traveling east on KY 569 when he started down a hill into a left hand curve. Carter failed to negotiate the curve and exited the right side of the roadway where the truck rotated clockwise and then overturned. While overturning the truck struck a tree causing significant damage to the cab of the truck.

Mr. Carter was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hart County Coroner's Office.

The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper First Class Jonathan McChesney. He was assisted on the scene by Master Trooper Lonnie Hodges, KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Brian Woods, Hart County Coroner's Office, Hart County EMS, Linwood Fire Department, and the State Fire Marshal's Office.