Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green has released information regarding a three vehicle injury collision on Thursday at 10:40 a.m., which occurred on Interstate 65 southbound, near the two mile marker. According to KSP, the collision involved three commercial vehicles. Two semi truck and trailer combination commercial vehicles were stationary in the right lane of travel, due to congestion caused by an unrelated collision blocking the roadway southbound, according to a KSP release.
KSP said the preliminary investigation indicated that Jeremy D. Wells (39) of White House, TN, was operating a 2015 tractor trailer and was traveling southbound near the two mile marker, when he failed to yield to the stationary traffic ahead. Wells’ vehicle struck the rearmost tractor trailer, a 2014 Freightliner, which was being operated by Eric T. Chapman (50) of Bethpage, TN.
As a result of the rear end impact, Chapman’s vehicle made contact with the rear of another tractor trailer, a 2016 Freightliner, that was being operated by William R. Allen (62) of Brownsville, KY. Both Chapman and Allen refused medical treatment and transport on scene and did not report any injuries.
Jeremy D. Wells succumbed to his injuries related to the collision. He was pronounced deceased, on scene, by the Simpson County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation is still ongoing and being conducted by Trooper Daniel Priddy. He was assisted by Simpson County EMS, Kentucky Department of Transportation, State Highway Department, Simpson County Emergency Management, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Simpson County Coroner’s Office, and other KSP Troopers with Post 3