Two Vehicle Collision Involving Fire Truck Results in Injuries
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A two-vehicle collision involving a semi and a fire truck on I-65 resulted in injuries earlier today, according to Kentucky State Police.
KSP said they responded to the scene near the 65 mile marker on the interstate earlier today. According to a press release, a Munfordville Fire Department unit was dispatched to respond to an unrelated, non-injury accident near the same area.
Troopers said that Charles Jones (37) of Munfordville, KY was operating the 2008 Kenworth fire truck owned by Munfordville Fire Department, equipped with red emergency lights and sirens that were activated. Hardeep S. Gill (32) of Windsor, Ontario, who was operating a 2019 Volvo semi-truck and trailer, failed to see the fire truck and the activated emergency equipment, striking it in the rear drivers side causing the vehicle to overturn.
Charles Jones and passenger, Jeremy Reynolds (42) of Munfordville, were transported to Caverna Hospital where they were treated and released for injuries sustained in the collision. Hardeep S. Gill was not injured but was cited for the following charges:
The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Michael Murray. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Munfordville Fire Department, Hart County Emergency Management, Bonnieville Fire Department, Horse Cave Fire Department and Hart County EMS. No further information is available for release at this time.
"The Kentucky State Police would like to remind motorist to reduce speed and move over when approaching emergency vehicles with activated lights," KSP said in the press release.